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Queen Camel, Somerset

Historical Description

Camel, Queen, a village and a parish in Somersetshire. The village stands near the river Yeo, on an affluent of that river, 1 mile SW of Sparkford station on the G.W.R., and 6 miles ENE of Ilchester. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bath. Acreage of parish, 2303; population, 502. A sulphurous spring of some note is half a mile to the west. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £200 with residence. The church is very good, and was restored by Pearson in 1887 at a cost of £3000.

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 parishQueen Camel St. Barnabas 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Queen Camel 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil