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Hawkridge, Somerset

Historical Description

Hawkridge, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on a hill adjacent to the rivulet Dun, at the boundary with Devonshire, and near the river Barle, 4 miles WNW of Dulverton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Dulverton; money order and telegraph office, Dulverton. Acreage of the civil parish, 3395; population, 102; of the ecclesiastical, 299. Ruins of a baronial castle are adjacent to the Dun at Castle Bridge. The parish is a meet for the Dulverton harriers, and the Devon and Somerset hounds. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Withypoole, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £460. The church is Norman and good, consists of nave and chancel with square tower, and has a Norman font hewn out of a native block of stone at least half a ton in weight.

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 parishHawkridge St. Giles 
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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hawkridge from the following:


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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