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South Barrow, Somerset

Historical Description

Barrow, South, a parish in Somersetshire, 1 mile from Sparkford station on the G.W.R., and 4 miles SW of Castle Cary. Bath is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Queen Camel. Acreage, 764; population, 115. The living is united with that of North Barrow. It is in the diocese of Bath and Wells, and in the gift of Viscount Port-man and the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church is good, and was restored in 1882.

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 parishSouth Barrow 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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil