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Hemington, Somerset

Historical Description

Hemington, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands about 3 miles from Eadstock station on the G.W.R. The parish contains also the hamlets of Falkland and Eowe. Post town, Norton St Philip; money order and telegraph office, Radstock. Acreage, 3133; population of the civil parish, 630; of the ecclesiastical, 677. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Hardington, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £470 with residence. Patron, Lord Poltimore. The church is ancient; underwent restoration in 1859, when a very fine Norman arch was discovered; and consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with a tower. There are two Methodist 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 parishHemington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionFrome 

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA3
Post TownRadstock