Othery, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on the river Parret, 3 miles from Athelney station on the G.W.R., and 7 SE by E of Bridgwater, and has a post office under Bridgwater; money order office, Weston Zoyland; telegraph office, Langport. The parish contains also part of Boroughbridge hamlet, and comprises 1944 acres; population of the civil parish, 575; of the ecclesiastical, 523. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Tynte family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is Early English, consists of nave, transepts, and chancel, with porch and tower, has been restored, and contains some handsome stained glass windows. There is a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Othery St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Bridgwater|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Othery from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Othery (St. Michael))
Online maps of Othery are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.