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Litton, Somerset

Historical Description

Litton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 5 miles SW of Clutton, and 4 from Hallatrow station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Chewton Mendip, under Bath. The parish contains also the hamlets of Greendown and Sherborn. Acreage, 1125; population, 214. Lillycombe is a seat in the neighbourhood. The reservoirs of the Bristol Waterworks are partly in this parish and partly in that of Hinton Blewett. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £240. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church was erected in 1485, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with 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 parishLitton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionClutton 

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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Litton 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 districtBA3
Post TownRadstock