Dowlish Wake, Somerset
Dowlish Wake or East Dowlish, a parish in Somerset, near the Chard Canal, 2 miles SE by S of Ilminster station on the G.W.R., and 4 NE of Chard. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Ilminstcr. Acreage, together with West Dowlish, 1212; population, 349. Limestone is quarried. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of West Dowlish, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; joint value, £347. The church was rebuilt in a handsome manner in 18G2.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Dowlish-Wake St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Chard|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Dowlish Wake from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Dowlish-Wake (St. Andrew))
Online maps of Dowlish Wake are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.