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Kenn, Somerset

Historical Description

Kenn or Ken, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, near the coast, 2 miles NNW of Yatton station on the G.W.R., and 11½ WSW of Bristol Post town, Yatton, Somerset. Acreage, 822; population of the civil parish, 268; of the ecclesiastical, 259. The manor belonged to the Kenns, one of whom was Bishop Kenn, of Bath and Wells, in the time of James II. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Yatton. The church was rebuilt in 1861, and consists of nave and chancel, with vestry, porch, and tower, and contains some ancient monuments. There is a Congregational 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 
Poor Law unionBedminster 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kenn from the following:


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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
Postal districtBS21
Post TownClevedon