GENUKI Home page
Somerset Somerset   Index of Parishes Somerset
Towns & Parishes
  Contents Contents   Neighbours Nearby places

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

Archives and Libraries

Maps

Find help, report problems, or contribute information


Valid HTML 4.0! © Copyright GENUKI and contributors, 2000-2002
Page created by Andy Perkins.
[Last updated: 26th October 2010 by Malcolm Daniels]