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Northover, Somerset

Historical Description

Northover, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, on the river Ivel and the Fosse Way, suburban to Ilchester, 5 miles from Martock station on the G.W.R., and 5½ from Yeovil station on the South-Western railway. Post town, Ilchester. Acreage, 435; population, 79. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £69 with residence. The church is old but good, and consists of nave, small transept, and chancel, with a tower; it was well restored in 1878.

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 parishNorthover St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionYeovil 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA6
Post TownGlastonbury