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Moorlinch, Somerset

Historical Description

Moorlinch, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 3 miles S of Shapwick station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 7 E of Bridgwater, with a post office under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Edington. Acreage of the civil parish, 1125; population, 249; of the ecclesiastical, 535. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Stawell and Sutton Mallet, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £320 with residence. The church is partly Early English, and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. The perpetual curacies of Catcott, Burtle, and Edington-with-Chilton-upon-Polden are separate benefices. There are Congregational chapels at Moorlinch, "Chilton-upon-Polden, and Stawell, a Wesleyan chapel in Catcott, and a Primitive Methodist chapel in Burtle.

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 parishMoorlinch St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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 Moorlinch 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 districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater