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Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset

Historical Description

Staple Fitzpaine, a parish, with a village, in Somerset,. 5½ miles SE by S of Taunton station on the G.W.R. Post. town, Taunton. Acreage, 3029; population of the civil parish, 209; of the ecclesiastical, 345. The manor belongs. to Lord Portman. The living is a rectory, united with, Bickenhall, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £320 with residence. Patron, Viscount Portman. The church is Later English, with a fine tower. There are alms-houses for six inmates.

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 parishStaple-Fitzpaine St. Peter 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Staple Fitzpaine and Bickenhall 1682-1812, 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 Staple Fitzpaine from the following:


Online maps of Staple Fitzpaine 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton