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Fitzhead, Somerset

Historical Description

Fitzhead, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles ENE of Wiveliscombe, and 2 from Milverton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bishops Lydeard (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Bishops Lydeard. Acreage, 1247; population, 250. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £165. Patron, the Vicar of Wivelis-combe. The church was restored and enlarged in 1883.

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 parishFitzhead St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWellington 

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 Fitzhead 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton