Isle Brewers, Somerset
Isle or Ile Brewers, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, on the river lie, adjacent to Isle Abbots, 5 miles from Hatch station on the Chard branch of the G.W.R. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Hambridge. Acreage, 1356; population of the civil parish, 290; of the ecclesiastical, 200. In 1885 portions of North and South Bradon were incorporated with this parish, which is principally pastoral and agricultural. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church was rebuilt in 1861, is in the Gothic style, and comprises nave, chancel, and S porch, with tower and spire with four bells. Dr Joseph Wolff was vicar.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Isle-Brewers All Saints|
|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 Brewers 1705-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1692.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The church of All Saints is a building of stone in the Gothic style, rebuilt in 1861, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a tower on the south side with spire and containing 4 bells: there are sittings for 185 persons.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Isle Brewers from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Isle-Brewers (All Saints))
- Kelly's Directory of Somerset, 1914
Online maps of Isle Brewers 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.