Seavington St Mary, Somerset
Seavington St Mary, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 3 miles E of Ilminster station on the G.W.R., and, with Seavington St Michael, has a post office, of the name of Seavington, under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, South Petherton. The parish includes the tithing of Seavington Abbott, and comprises 1106 acres; population, 269. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £90 with residence. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is Early English, and has been restored. There are Bible Christian and Wesleyan chapels. The hamlet of Hurcot was added to the parish of Seavington in 1875.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Seavington St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Chard|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1698.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a tower containing 3 bells, and was restored in 1880 at the expense of V. H. Vaughan-Lee esq. J. and T. Naish esqrs, and the vicar, at a cost of £300; the tower and belfry were restored in 1896, towards which Capt. A. V. H. Vaughan-Lee contributed: there are sittings for 180 persons.
The United Methodist chapel was built in 1859.
The Wesleyan chapel was built in 1885.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Seavington St Mary from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Seavington (St. Mary))
Online maps of Seavington St Mary are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.