Hornblotton, a parish in Somerset, on the Fosse Way, 4¼ miles WNW of Castle Cary station on the G.W.R. Post town. Castle Cary. Acreage, 1106; population of the civil parish, 113; of the ecclesiastical, 208. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Alford, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church was built in 1874, and is in the Decorated style. The tower of the old church is left standing, and is most picturesque.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hornblotton St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Shepton-Mallet|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hornblotton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hornblotton (St. Peter))
Online maps of Hornblotton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.