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Exton, Somerset

Historical Description

Exton, a parish in Somerset, on the river Exe, 8½ miles NNE of Dulverton station on the G.W.R. Post town, Dul-Terton. Acreage, 4230; population, 334. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £194. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1878. There is a small 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 parishExton St. Peter 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
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.

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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA22
Post TownDulverton