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Pitcombe, Somerset

Historical Description

Pitcombe, a tithing and a parish in Somerset. The tithing lies near the river Brue, 1½ mile from Bruton station on the G.W.R., and a quarter of a mile from Cole station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. The parish contains also the hamlet of Cole and the tithing of Hadspen, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Bruton, under Bath. Acreage, 2250; population of the civil parish, 388; of the ecclesiastical, 477. There is a parish council consisting of six members. Hadspen House is the seat of the Hobhouse family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, with the perpetual curacy of Wyke Champflower annexed; gross value, £150 with residence. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1858, and is in the Early English style.

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 parishPitcomb St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

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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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA10
Post TownBruton