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North Wootton, Somerset

Historical Description

Wootton, North, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 2 miles from West Pennard station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway. It has a post office under Shepton Mallet; money order and telegraph office, Pilton. Acreage, 2129; population of the civil parish, 271; of the ecclesiastical, 295. The living is a vicarage, with Worminster chapelry, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Pilton. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, and has been restored. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 
Poor Law unionWells 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for North Wootton 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet