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Kingston, Somerset

Historical Description

Kingston, a parish in Somerset, 1 mile SE of Ilminster station on the G.W.R. Post town, Ilminster. It contains. The hamlets of Allowenshay and Ludney. Acreage, 929; population, 199. The manor belongs to Earl Poulett. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £50. The church is Later English, very handsome, and comprises nave and chancel, a central tower with four bells, and a S porch.

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 parishKingston All Saints 
Poor Law unionChard 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.