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Lamyat, Somerset

Historical Description

Lamyat, a village and a parish in Somerset, 2 miles N of Bruton station on the G.W.R., and 1 mile SE of Ever-creech Junction station on the Midland and South-Westera Joint railway, with a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Evercreech. Acreage, 1028; population, 180. Creech Hill consists of oolite, and was a Saxon stronghold. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £200 with residence. The church is Later English, was internally restored in 1853 and again in 1888, and consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower. There is a Wesleyan 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 
Ecclesiastical parishLamyatt St. Mary and St. John 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lamyat 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.