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Wootton Courtney, Somerset

Historical Description

Wootton Courtney, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 11 miles W of Williton, and 5 from Minehead station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Dunster; money order and telegraph office, Dunster. Acreage, 3299; population of the civil parish, 299; of the ecclesiastical, 297. The manor belonged anciently to the Courtneys, and belongs now to the Dutton family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, Eton College. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Gothic style, 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 parishWootton-Courtney All Saints 
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.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.