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Dunkerton, Somerset

Historical Description

Dunkerton, a parish in Somerset, on the Fosse Way and the Somerset Canal, 2 miles from Wellow station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 5 SW by S of Bath. It contains Carlingcott, and has a post office under Bath; money order office, Peasedown St John; telegraph office, Wellow railway station. Acreage, 1222; population of the civil parish, 462; of the ecclesiastical, 374. A coal-field, which has its centre at Radstock, begins at Dunkerton, and the pits of it pass through three formations, lower oolite, lias, and new red sandstone, before reaching the coal. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £370 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1860, and there are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishDunkerton All Saints 
Poor Law unionBath 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath