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Thurlbear, Somerset

Historical Description

Thurlbear, a parish in Somerset, 3½ miles SE of Taunton station on the G.W.R. Post town, Taunton. Acreage, 982; population, 151. The manor belongs to Viscount Portman. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells annexed to Orchard Portman. The church is Norman.

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 parishThurlbear St. Thomas 
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 Thurlbear 1700-1812, 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 Thurlbear from the following:


Online maps of Thurlbear 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