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Pawlett, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishPawlett St. John the Baptist 
HundredNorth Petherton 
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

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA6
Post TownBridgwater