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East Quantoxhead, Somerset

Historical Description

Quantoxhead, East, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, on the coast, near the Quantock Hills, 4 miles E of Williton station on the G.W.R., and 4½ E of Watchet. Post town, Kilve, under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Williton. Acreage, 2338; population, 199. All the parish, with the exception of the glebe of 28 acres, is owned by the Lnttrells. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £190 with residence. The church and chancel have been restored. Miss Biffen the miniature painter, born without hands or arms, was a native. The Court House is a seat of the Luttrell family.

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 Quantoxhead St. Mary 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at East Quantoxhead 1654-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for East Quantoxhead from the following:


Online maps of East Quantoxhead 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater