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Pylle, Somerset

Historical Description

Pylle, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village has a station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, 124 miles from London and 3½ S by W of Shepton Mallet, and a post and money order office under Shepton Mallet; telegraph office, Pylle railway station. It consists of cottages near the railway station called " Street on the Fosse," and Pylle Itself with church, manor, and a few houses, which are 1 mile from the station. Acreage of parish, 1117; population, 243. The manor belongs to Lord Portman. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £110 with residence. Patron, Lord Portman. The church consists of nave, transept, and chancel, with porch and tower; it was rebuilt in 1868 by Lord Portman. 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 parishPylle St. Thomas à Becket 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pylle from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet