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Ruishton, Somerset

Historical Description

Ruishton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on the river Tone, half a mile from Thorne station on the G.W.R., and 2½ miles E by N of Taunton. It has a post office under Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Taunton. The parish contains also the hamlet of Henlade, and comprises 1027 acres; population, 483. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. Henlade House and Woodlands are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £90 with residence. The church is Decorated and Later English, in good condition, and has a fine tower.

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 parishRuishton St. George 
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 Ruishton 1679-1812, 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 Ruishton from the following:


Online maps of Ruishton 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