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Nynehead, Somerset

Historical Description

Nynehead or Ninehead, a parish, with a scattered village, in Somerset, on the river Tone, 1½ mile N by W of Wellington station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wellington. Acreage, 1597; population of the civil parish, 323; of the ecclesiastical, 314. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. Nynehead Cocrt is the seat of the Sanford family, and stands in a charming well-wooded. park. The river Tone traverses the park, and was artificially altered by the late Mr Sanford so as to form cascades and a beautiful lake. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £190 with residence. The church of All Saints comprises aisles and chancel, with porch and tower, and contains some handsome monuments to the Sanford family.

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 parishNinehead All Saints 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionWellington 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Nynehead 1670-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Nynehead from the following:


Online maps of Nynehead 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA21
Post TownWellington