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Othery, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishOthery St. Michael 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater