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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hutton St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Axbridge|
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.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hutton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hutton (St. Mary))
Online maps of Hutton 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.