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Thorne Falcon, Somerset

Historical Description

Thorne Falcon, a parish in Somerset, with a station called Thorne on the G.W.R., 157 miles from London. Post town, Somerset. Acreage, 822; population, 173. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £216 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1882. Court House is the chief residence.

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 parishThorne-Falcon Holy Cross 
HundredNorth Curry 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Thorne Faulcon 1726-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thorne Falcon from the following:

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.