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Hornblotton, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishHornblotton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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 Hornblotton 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet