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Whitchurch, Somerset

Historical Description

Whitchurch, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3½ miles S of Bristol station on the G.W.R. It is sometimes called Felton, and has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Totterdown. Acreage, 2225; population, 495. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, net value, £140 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, and has been restored. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishWhitchurch St. Gregory 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whitchurch 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 districtBA8
Post TownTemplecombe