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Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset

Historical Description

Shepton Beauchamp, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 4 miles WSW of Martock station on the G.W.R., and 4 ENE of Ilminster. It has a post and money order office under Ilminster; telegraph office, South Petherton. Acreage, 841; population, 670. There is a parish council of five members and a chairman. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £240. The church is Later English. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a home for girls.

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 parishShepton-Beauchamp St. Michael 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionChard 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Shepton Beauchamp 1558-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shepton Beauchamp from the following:


Online maps of Shepton Beauchamp 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