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Hutton, Somerset

Historical Description

Hutton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 1¼ mile from Bleadon and Uphill station on the G.W.R., and 7 miles NW of Axbridge; is a neat place, with several good houses; and has a post office under Weston-snper-Mare; money order and telegraph office, Weston-super-Mare. Acreage, 1877; population, 304. Hutton Court was formerly an ecclesiastical establishment, supposed to have belonged to Glastonbnry Abbey; and it contains a fine old hall, with open oak roof; and has an embattled tower, which commands a fine view of the surrounding country. Ochre pits, old mines, and several caverns are in the parish; and quantities of bones of elephants, tigers, hyaenas, boars, wolves, and other animals have been found in the caverns. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £370 with residence. The church is Decorated English; consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with embattled tower; and contains a painted W window, a memorial window to a former rector, and several monuments and brasses; a turret containing a clock and five bells was erected in 1887.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHutton St. Mary 
HundredWinterstoke 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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


Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBS24
Post TownWeston-Super-Mare