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North Cheriton, Somerset

Historical Description

Cheriton, North, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles SW of Wincanton, and 2½ NNW of Templecombe station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Templecombe, Bath. Acreage, 1857; population of the civil parish, 184; of the ecclesiastical, 219. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £154 with residence and 28 acres of glebe. The church is good, and was enlarged in 1882-83.

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 Cheriton St. John the Baptist 
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 districtBA8
Post TownTemplecombe