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North Curry, Somerset

Historical Description

Curry, North, a village, a tithing, and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the river Tone and the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, 2 miles ESE of Durston station on the G.W.R., and 6 ENE of Taunton. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Taunton, and a fair on the first Tuesday of September, and was formerly a market-town. The tithing includes also the hamlet of Broadlane. The parish contains likewise the tithings of Knapp, Lil-lesdon, and Wrantage Acreage, 5823; population, 1604. The manor belonged anciently to the Saxon kings, and belongs now to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £300 with residence. Patrons, the Dean .and Chapter of Wells. The church is Later English, and was thoroughly restored in 1881. The vicarages of West Hatch and Stoke St Gregory are separate benefices. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and a good assembly-room.

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 Curry St. Peter and St. Paul 
HundredNorth Curry 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at North Curry 1539-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., 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 North Curry 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton