East Pennard, Somerset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Pennard All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Shepton-Mallet|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at East Pennard 1608-1817, Somerset is available to browse online.
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 East Pennard from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pennard, East (All Saints))
Online maps of East Pennard 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.