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Pitminster, Somerset

Historical Description

Pitminster, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands under Black Down Hills, near the boundary with Devonshire, 4½ miles from Taunton station on the G.W.R. The parish includes the tithings of Blagdon, Duddlestone, Fulford, Leigh, Pitminster, and Trendle, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Taunton. Acreage, 5355; population, 1262. Barton Grange, Eastbrook House, Canons Grove, Pondisford Park, Pondisford Lodge, Culm-head House, Pitminster Lodge, and Haygrass House are chief residences. There are two mailings and a tannery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £345 with residence. The church is Early English, and consists of nave, aisles, chancel, and porch, with tower and spire. There is a Congregational chapel, and also one for the Brethren.

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 parishPitminster St. Andrew and St. Mary 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Pitminster 1542-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pitminster from the following:


Online maps of Pitminster 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton