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Laverton, Somerset

Historical Description

Laverton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the boundary with Wilts, 4 miles N by E of Frome station on the G.W.R. The parish includes the tithing of Peart, and its post town is Beckington, under Bath. Acreage, 1061; population, 104. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is of 13th century date.

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 parishLaverton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionFrome 

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 Laverton 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath