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Drayton, Somerset

Historical Description

Drayton, a parish in Somerset, adjacent to the river Isle, 1½ mile SW of Langport station on the G.W.R. It includes the tithing of Middleney, the hamlet of Westover, and part of the tithings of Burton-Pynsent and Wick. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Curry Rivel. Acreage, 2021; population of the civil parish, 395; of the ecclesiastical, 448. Limestone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £292 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is Later English, with a Norman porch.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishDrayton St. Catherine 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionLangport 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Drayton 1577-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Drayton from the following:


Online maps of Drayton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA10
Post TownLangport