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Nettlecombe, Somerset

Historical Description

Nettlecombe, a parish in Somerset, 1 mile from Road-water station on the West Somerset Mineral railway, and 2½ miles N by W of Wiveliscombe. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Williton. It contains the hamlets of Baggearn Huish, Egypt, Coulton, Clitsome, Harpers, Holcombe Water, Ton", Slade, Vample Cross, Yean, andWoodford. Acreage, 3073; population of the civil parish, 269; of the ecclesiastical, 259. The manor, with Nettlecombe Court, belongs to the Trevelyan family. Nettlecombe Court is a very fine mansion, contains a grant deed of Nettlecombe estate of the time of Henry II., a miniature portrait of Charles I. worked with his own hair, and many other curiosities, and stands amid extensive and beautiful grounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £500 witli residence. The church consists of nave, aisles, and cliancel, 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 parishNettlecombe St. Mary 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton