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"OTTERFORD, a parish in the hundred of Taunton, county Somerset, 7 miles S. of Taunton. Honiton is its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated under the Black Down Hills, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is of a clayey nature, but fertile. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £87. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is an ancient stone structure with a tower containing three bells. There is a National school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. William Beadon, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


  • Andrew Sparks & Linda Gower (2000), History of Otterford, Yarty Press, 123pp, ISBN 0-9537934-0-0. An index for this is available by clicking here


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Otterford 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.

Church Records

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Otterford 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 ST220140 (Lat/Lon: 50.920107, -3.111084), Otterford which are provided by:


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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