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Wheathill, Somerset

Historical Description

Wheathill, a parish in Somerset, 4 miles WSW of Castle Cary station on the G.W.R. Post town, Somerton, under Taunton. Acreage, 325; population, 30. A priory cell to Glastonbury Abbey was here, and is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £90. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Gothic style, and was restored in 1887.

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 parishWheathill St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA11
Post TownSomerton