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West Quantoxhead, Somerset

Historical Description

Quantoxhead, West, or West Quantockshead St Audries, a parish in Somerset, on the coast, under the end of the Quantock Hills, 2 miles E by N of Williton station on the G.W.R., and 2 E by S of Watchet. It has a post office under Bridgwater; money order office, St Audries; telegraph office, Williton. Acreage, 1467; population, 248. The manor, with St Audries House, belongs to the Hood family. Weacombe House is a seat in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £190. The church was rebuilt in 1856 at a cost of £8000, and consists of nave, aisles, chancel, chantry-chapel, crypt, and porch, with a tower.

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 Quantoxhead St. Ethelred 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for West Quantoxhead 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton