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Fiddington, Somerset

Historical Description

Fiddington, a parish in Somerset, 3½ miles SSW of Bridgwater Bay, and 7 WNW of Bridgwater town and station on the G.W.R. Post town, Bridgwater. Acreage, 1314; population of the civil parish, 249; of the ecclesiastical, 194. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £196 with residence. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishFiddington St. Martin 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Fiddington 1706-1812, 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 Fiddington from the following:


Online maps of Fiddington 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 districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater