Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset
Kingsbury Episcopi, a parish in Somerset, on the river Parret, 2¼ miles NW of Martock station on the G.W.R., and 4 SSE of Langport. It has a post office, of the name of Kingsbury, under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Martock; and it contains the tithings of Burrow, Lake, Stembridge, West Lambrook, and East Lambrook, and the hamlets of Middle Lambrook, Southay, and Thomey. Acreage, 3711; population, 1440. The manor belongs to W. Wyndham, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is of the time of Henry VII., was restored in 1845 and 1849, and consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with porch and fine pinnacled tower. The rectory of East Lambrook is a separate benefice. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Kingsbury-Episcopi St. Martin|
|Poor Law union||Langport|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kingsbury Episcopi 1557-1812, 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 Kingsbury Episcopi from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Kingsbury-Episcopi (St. Martin))
- Kelly's Directory of Somerset, 1914
Online maps of Kingsbury Episcopi 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.