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North Barrow, Somerset

Historical Description

Barrow, North, a parish in Somersetshire, 2 miles from Sparkford station on the G.W.R., and 3 SW of Castle Gary. Bath is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Castle Cary. Acreage, 770; population, 100. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, united with the vicarage of South Barrow; joint value, £230 with residence. The church is good.

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 parishNorth Barrow St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil