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East Pennard, Somerset

Historical Description

Pennard, East, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 1 mile from the Fosse Way, 5 miles SSW of Shepton Mallet, and 2 from Pylle station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. It has a post office under Shepton Mallet; money order and telegraph office, Pilton. The parish contains also the hamlets of Stone, Parbrook, and Huxham. Acreage, 3042; population of the civil parish, 553; of the ecclesiastical, 489. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £260 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is Later English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with S porch and W tower containing five bells; and contains a Norman font, a mosaic reredos, and monuments of the Martins and the Napiers. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishEast Pennard All Saints 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at East Pennard 1608-1817, 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 East Pennard from the following:


Online maps of East Pennard 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet