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West Camel, Somerset

Historical Description

Camel, West, a parish in Somerset, on the river Yeo, 2 miles NW of Marston station on the G.W.R., and 4 ENE of Ilchester. It includes the hamlets of Downhead and Urgashay. It has a post and money order office under Taunton; telegraph office, Queen Camel. Acreage, 1993; population, 231. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £243 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is good.

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 Camel All Saints 
Poor Law unionYeovil 

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

Church Records, 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 West Camel from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil