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Holton, Somerset

Historical Description

Holton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 2½ miles SW of Wincanton station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Wincanton. Acreage of the civil parish, 1269; population, 267; of the ecclesiastical, 207. The manor and much of the land belong to the Plucknett family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value,, £160 with residence. The church is good, in mixed Pointed style, and consists of chancel and N aisle, with porch and tower. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishHolton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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 Holton from the following:


Online maps of Holton 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA9
Post TownBruton