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Misterton, Somerset

Historical Description

Misterton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 1 mile N of the boundary with Dorset, and half a mile from Crewkerne station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Crewkerne; telegraph office, Crewkerne. Acreage of parish, 1361; population, 677. The manor belongs to the Earl of Pouleth. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £190 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church is plain but good, and consists of nave and chancel, with bell-turret. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishMisterton St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionBeaminster 
Poor Law unionBeaminster1836 - 1895

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 Misterton from the following:


Online maps of Misterton 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 districtTA18
Post TownCrewkerne