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Ditcheat

"DITCHEAT, a parish in the hundred of Whitstone, in the county of Somerset, 4½ miles S. of Shepton-Mallet, and 2½ N.W. of Castle Cary station. It is situated on the river Brue, and contains, Lottisham, Alhampton, and Wraxall. A silk-mill employs more than 50 persons. The old Roman Fosse Way skirts the parish on the N.W. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £775, in the patronage of the Rev. W. Leir. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, is in the early English style of architecture, and is built of blue lias stone. It consists of nave, transept, aisles, porch, and tower with six bells and a clock. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and a free school for both sexes. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £775. There is a petrifying spring near this place. A farmer, named Williams, was born here in 1765 without arms; he dressed, wrote, cut his hay, &c., with his feet." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Cemeteries

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ditcheat area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ditcheat has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST620360 (Lat/Lon: 51.121959, -2.544364), Ditcheat which are provided by:

Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.

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