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Shepton Montague, Somerset

Historical Description

Shepton Montague, a parish, with three hamlets, in Somerset, 1½ mile from Cole station on the Somerset and Dorsetshire Joint railway. Post town, Castle Cary. Acreage, 2168; population of the civil parish, 293; of the ecclesiastical, 303. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £90 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church is Later English, and was thoroughly restored in 1893-95.

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-Montague St. Peter 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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 Shepton Montague from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA9
Post TownBruton