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Seavington St Michael, Somerset

Historical Description

Seavington St Michael, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3½ miles W of Ilminster station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, South Petherton. Acreage, 286; population of the civil parish, 176; of the ecclesiastical, 313. The manor belongs to Winchester college. The living is a rectory, united with Dinnington, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £320 with residence. Patron, Earl Powlett. The church is old but good.

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 parishSeavington St. Michael 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionChard 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1689., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a small but ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a turret containing 3 bells: attached to the outside of the chancel wall is an ancient stone effigy without any inscription: there are sittings for 138 persons.

St. Michael, Seavington St. MichaelNave of St. Michael, Seavington St. Michael

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Seavington St Michael from the following:


Online maps of Seavington St Michael 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA19
Post TownIlminster