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West Hatch, Somerset

Historical Description

Hatch, West, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the Hatch station of the G.W.R., 4½ miles SE of Tannton. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Hatch Beauchamp. Acreage, 1619; population of the civil parish, 382; of the ecclesiastical, 378. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The limits include part of Sedgemoor. The living is a vicarage, formerly held with the vicarage of North Curry, but separated in 1856, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £230 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church is Later English, was rebuilt and enlarged in 1861, and consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and porch, with tower and spire. There are several quarries in the neighbourhood.

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 
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 West Hatch 1604-1812, 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 Hatch from the following:


Online maps of West Hatch 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