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Isle Abbotts, Somerset

Historical Description

Isle Abbots, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on the river Isle, 6 miles SSW of Langport, and 4 from Hatch station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post office under Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Hatch. The parish contains also the tithing of Stewley. Acreage, 1191; population of the civil parish, 252; of the ecclesiastical, 332. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall, and much of the land to the Uttermare family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £75. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is Decorated English, with a Later English tower, and comprises nave, aisles, chancel, transept, and S porch; it was restored in 1875. 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 parishIsle-Abbot's St. Mary 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionLangport 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ile Abbotts 1562-1837, Somerset is available to browse online., 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 Isle Abbotts from the following:


Online maps of Isle Abbotts 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 districtTA3
Post TownTaunton