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Exford, Somerset

Historical Description

Exford, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village , stands on the river Exe, 11 miles NW by N of Dulverto½ station on the G.W.R., and has a post and money order office under Taunton; telegraph office, Porlock. The parish comprises 5956 acres; population, 430. Considerable tracts are diversified by deep vales and romantic hollows, and have many tumuli here called castles. About one-half of the entire area is waste. Vestiges of ancient ironworks occur about 1A- mile E of the church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £340 with residence. Patron, St Peter's College, Cambridge. The church has a lofty tower and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities.

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 parishExford St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionDulverton 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Exford from the following:


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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 districtTA24
Post TownMinehead