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West Bagborough, Somerset

Historical Description

Bagborough, West, a parish in Somerset, on the S side of the Quantock Hills, 3 miles from Bishops-Lydeard station on the G.W.R., and 8 NW of Taunton. It has a post office, of the name of Bagborough, under Bishops-Lydeard, the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2006; population, 400. Bagborough House is the seat of the Popham family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £430 with residence. The church is good. It was restored and a chancel aisle added in 1873-74 at a cost of £2000.

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 parishWest Bagborough Holy Trinity 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at West Bagborough 1565-1812, 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 West Bagborough from the following:


Online maps of West Bagborough 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 districtTA4
Post TownTaunton