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Skilgate, Somerset

Historical Description

Skilgate, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3 miles from Morebath station on the G.W.R. It has a post office undter Wiveliscombe; money order and telegraph office, Bampton. Acreage, 2135; population, 177. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £210 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1872, and is a building of stone in the Early English style, with an embattled Norman 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 parishSkilgate St. John the Baptist 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionDulverton 

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 Skilgate from the following:


Online maps of Skilgate 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton