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Oare, Somerset

Historical Description

Oare, a parish in Somerset, on the East Lynn river at the boundary with Devonshire, 7 miles ESE of Lynton, and 12 W of Minehead station on the G.W.R. Post town, Lynton; money order and telegraph office, Lynmouth. Acreage, 4017; population. 80. Most of the land is lofty moor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £100. The church is Later English, and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower.

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 parishOare St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oare from the following:


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX35