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Withypool, Somerset

Historical Description

Withypoole, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, adjoining Exmoor Forest, 8 miles from Dulverton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Taunton; money order office, Exford; telegraph office, Dulverton. Acreage, 3900; population of the civil parish, 197; of the ecclesiastical, 299. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to Hawkridge. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1887. A small Wesleyan chapel was erected in 1881.

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 parishWithypoole St. Andrew 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionDulverton 

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 Withypool 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 districtTA24
Post TownMinehead