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Lopen, Somerset

Historical Description

Lopen, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 2 miles S by E of South Petherton, and 4 NNW of Crewkcme station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Hinton, St George. Acreage, 502; population, 292. The manor belongs to Earl Poulett. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £75. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is ancient but good, has been enlarged, and comprises transept and chancel, with bell-turret. Flax-spinning and sail-cloth making are carried on.

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 parishLopen All Saints 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionChard 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Lopen 1723-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lopen from the following:


Online maps of Lopen are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA13
Post TownSouth Petherton