North Curry, Somerset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||North Curry St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Taunton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at North Curry 1539-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Curry, North (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Online maps of North Curry are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.