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Nyland, Somerset

Historical Description

Nyland, a quondam parish in Somerset, 3½ miles SE of Axbridge. It contains the tithing of Batcombe, belongs to Glastonbury, and is now extra-parochial, and assigned for ecclesiastical purposes to Draycot. An ancient church, called Andredesey, stood on an acclivity, and was given in 670 by Kenewalch, king of the West Saxons, to Glastonbury Abbey.

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 unionAxbridge 

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 Nyland from the following:


Online maps of Nyland are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS27
Post TownCheddar