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Holford, Somerset

Historical Description

Holford, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the coast, 5½ miles E of Williton station on the G.W.R,, and 10 NW by W of Bridgwater, and has a post office under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Nether Stowey. Acreage, 1083; population of the civil parish, 191; of the ecclesiastical, 146. The manor belongs to the Hood family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £150 with residence. Patron, Eton College. The church is good and has a low 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 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Holford 1558-1812, 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 Holford from the following:


Online maps of Holford 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater