Isle Abbotts, Somerset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Isle-Abbot's St. Mary|
|Hundred||Abdick and Bulstone|
|Poor Law union||Langport|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ile Abbotts 1562-1837, Somerset is available to browse online.
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 Isle Abbotts from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Isle-Abbot's (St. Mary))
Online maps of Isle Abbotts 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.