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Orchard Portman

"ORCHARD-PORTMAN, a parish in the hundred of Taunton, county Somerset, 2 miles S.E. of Taunton, its post town. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated on the high road from Taunton to Chard. The Blackdown hounds meet in this parish. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £115 168., and the glebe comprises 24 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient stone structure with a square tower, containing four bells. The parochial charities produce about £10 per annum. Lord Portman is lord of the manor and sole landowner." 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 Orchard Portman 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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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Orchard Portman 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 ST240210 (Lat/Lon: 50.983311, -3.084099), Orchard Portman 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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