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Rowberrow, Somerset

Historical Description

Rowberrow, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, on the NW end of the Mendip Hills, 4 miles NNE of Axbridge, and 3 from Winscombe station on the G.W.R. Post town, Congresbury. Acreage, 948; population, 110. Lapis calaminaris is found, and has been worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £150 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is ancient, and has been restored. The ancient British camp of Dolberry is in the neighbourhood.

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 parishRowberrow St. Michael 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rowberrow from the following:


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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS25
Post TownWinscombe