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Pitney, Somerset

Historical Description

Pitney, a parish in Somerset, 2 miles NE of Langport station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Langport; telegraph office, Langport. Acreage, 1341; population, 306. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The parish is divided into two manors-Pitney Lortie and Pitney Weame-the former belonging to the Pyne family and the latter to the Duke of Devonshire. A fine tessellated pavement was discovered in 1828. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £120 with residence. The church is Later English, and consists of nave, S transept, and chancel, with porch and tower containing four bells.

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 parishPitney St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionLangport 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Pitney 1623-1812, 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 Pitney from the following:


Online maps of Pitney 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA10
Post TownLangport