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Thurloxton, Somerset

Historical Description

Thurloxton, a parish in Somerset, 3½ miles W by N of Durston Junction station on the G.W.R., 5½ SSW of Bridgwater, and 5½ from Taunton. It has a post office under Taunton; money order and telegraph office, North Petherton. Acreage, 563; population, 210. The manor belongs to Viscount Portman. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £170 with residence. Patron, Viscount Portman. The church is an ancient building of stone, and has been enlarged.

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 parishThurloxton St. Giles 
HundredNorth Petherton 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Thurloxton 1559-1812, 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 Thurloxton from the following:


Online maps of Thurloxton 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA2
Post TownTaunton