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West Cranmore, Somerset

Historical Description

Cranmore, West, a parish in Somerset, under the Men-dip Hills, adjacent to Cranmore station on the G.W.R., 3½ miles E of Shepton-Mallet. It. has a post office under Shep-ton Mallet. Acreage, 1858; population, 287. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to Doulting, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is old. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Southill House, a seat of the Strode family, is the chief residence.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWest Cranmore St. Bartholomew 
HundredWells-Forum 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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


Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for West Cranmore from the following:


Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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