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Maperton, Somerset

Historical Description

Maperton, a parish in Somerset, 4 miles from Temple Combe Junction on the L. & S.W.R., and 5 N of Milborne Port. It contains the hamlet of Clapton, and its post town is Wincanton, under Bath. Acreage, 1152; population of the civil parish, 176; of the ecclesiastical, 201. Good freestone is quarried and bricks are made. Maperton House is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £285 with residence. Patron, Wadham College, Oxford. The church is Early English, and consists of nave and chancel, with porch and 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 parishMaperton St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA9
Post TownBruton