Pawlett, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on the river Parret, 1 mile from Dunball station on the G.W.R., and 4 miles N of Bridgwater. It has a post office under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Dunball. Acreage of parish, 3108; population, 483. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to Lord De Mauley. Fairs are held on the last Monday in Aug. and Oct., and there are some extensive brickworks in the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £230 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, and has a tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Pawlett St. John the Baptist|
|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.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pawlett from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Pawlett (St. John the Baptist))
Online maps of Pawlett 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.