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Yeovilton, Somerset

Historical Description

Yeovilton, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Somerset, 1½ mile E of Ilchester, and 4½ miles from Yeovil station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Ilchester, under Taunton. Acreage, 1779; population, 217. The manor was known to the Saxons as Geviltone, belonged at the Norman Conquest to W. du Ewe, passed to W. de Botreaux and others, and belongs now to the Wingfield Digby family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £320 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled western tower.

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 parishYeovilton St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionYeovil 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Yeovilton 1655-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Yeovilton from the following:


Online maps of Yeovilton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil