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Lydeard St Lawrence, Somerset

Historical Description

Lydeard St Lawrence, a village and a parish in West Somerset, 8 miles NW of Taunton. Nearest railway station, Crowcombe on the G.W.R. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Bishops Lydeard. Acreage of parish, 2748; population, 508. It has a parish council. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £340 with residence. The church of St Lawrence is a fine building consisting of chancel (Decorated), nave, and side aisle (Perpendicular), with fine tower and peal of bells. The parish is purely agricultural. There are two Congregational chapels.

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 parishLydeard St. Lawrence 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton