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Kilton, Somerset

Historical Description

Kilton, a parish in Somerset, on the coast, 7 miles from Williton station on the G.W.R. Post town, Kilve, under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Stogursey. Acreage, 1688 of land and 240 of water and foreshore; population of civil parish, 118; of the ecclesiastical, 172. The living is a vicarage, with the rectory of Lilstock annexed, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £270. Patron, the Bishop. The church, dedicated to St Nicholas, was rebuilt in 1864, and has a tower.

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 parishKilton St. Nicholas 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kilton 1683-1812, 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 Kilton from the following:


Online maps of Kilton 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater