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Thorne St Margaret, Somerset

Historical Description

Thorne St Margaret, a parish in Somerset, 2½ miles W of Wellington station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wellington. Acreage, 824; population, 115. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £145. Patron, the Archdeacon of Taunton. The church was entirely rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1865.

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 parishThorn St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionWellington 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Thorne St. Margaret 1721-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thorne St Margaret from the following:


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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 districtTA21
Post TownWellington