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Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset

Historical Description

Hatch Beauchamp, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the Hatch station of the G.W.R., 6 miles SE of Taunton; has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Taunton, and was once a market-town. The parish comprises 1408 acres; population of the civil parish, 397; of the ecclesiastical, 382. Hache Court and Hatch Park are principal residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £165 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; a new organ was placed in it in 1875. 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 parishHatch Beauchamp St. John the Baptist 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton