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Otterhampton, Somerset

Historical Description

Otterhampton, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, on the seaward reach of the river Parret, and 5½ miles NW of Bridgwater station on the G.W.R. Post town, Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Cannington. Acreage, 2026; population of the civil parish, 478; of the ecclesiastical, 432. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Hill House is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, with the chapelry of Combwich annexed; net value, £200 with residence. The church is mainly Later English, with a chancel of 1844, and comprises nave and aisles, with a tower. It was restored in 1894, all objects of interest being carefully preserved. 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 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Otterhampton 1656-1749, 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 Otterhampton from the following:


Online maps of Otterhampton 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 districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater