We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.

Halse

"HALSE, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 7 miles S.W. of Taunton, its post town, 6 N.E. of Wellington, and 2 miles from Bishops Lydeard railway station. The soil is a rich loam, and subsoil marl. Tho impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £327 16s., and the vicarial for £135. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £174. The church, dedicated to St. James, is a small edifice with square tower containing five bells. The parochial charities produce about £44 per annum. There is a parochial school for both sexes, with £30 per annum, the endowment of the late Edward Prior, Esq. The Dissenters have a place of worship. Richard Chandler Alexander Prior, Esq., is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Halse area or see them printed on a map.

Church Records

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Halse which are provided by:

Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Halse to another place.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Halse has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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.