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Heathfield, Somerset

Historical Description

Heathfield, a parish in Somerset, on a branch of the river Parret, 2½ miles from Milverton station on the G.W.R., and 5 WNW of Taunton. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Milverton. Acreage, 696; population, 111. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value,, £252 with residence. The church (thoroughly restored) consists of nave, aisle, chancel, and a tower.

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 parishHeathfield St. John the Baptist 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Heathfield 1700-1812, 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 Heathfield from the following:


Online maps of Heathfield 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton