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Wilton, Somerset

Historical Description

Wilton, a parish in Somerset, within Taunton borough, 1½ mile from Taunton station on the G.W.R. It includes a SW suburb of Taunton, and contains a military prison, formerly the Somerset county jail. Post town, Taunton. Acreage, 248; population of the civil parish, 778; of the ecclesiastical, 933. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £120 with residence. The church is Early English, and has been restored.

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 parishWilton St. George 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wilton 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA1
Post TownTaunton