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Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset

Historical Description

Charterhouse-Hinton, a parish in Somerset, on the verge of the county, near the Eidge Way, 2 miles S of Fresh-ford railway station, and 4¼ SSE of Bath, under which it has a post office; money order office, Norton St Philips; telegraph office, Freshford. Acreage, 2483; population, 622. A Carthusian priory was founded here in 1232 by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, and some remains of it, supposed to have been the chapter-house, the refectory, and the dormitory, still exist, Hinton Great Abbey House contains some fine paintings. Some Roman relics, including coins, pottery, and traces of an amphitheatre, have been found. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £90. The parish abounds with freestone, which is suitable for building

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 CountyGloucestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishHinton-Charterhouse St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionBath 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Hinton Charterhouse 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.

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath