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

Queen Camel

"QUEEN CAMEL, a parish in the hundred of Catsash, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles to the E. of Ilchester, its post town. It is situated on the small river Camel, a branch of the Yee, and is crossed by the Somerset and Weymouth section of the Great Western railway. It was formerly a market town, and a place of some importance. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £222, in the patronage of P. St. J. Mildmay, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Barnabas. The Wesleyans have a chapel in the village. The parochial charities are worth about £10 a year. Near the village is a hill commanding a fine view over the rich surrounding country, including about 40 towns and villages. Close to the river is a sulphureous spring. Two annual fairs are held on Trinity Tuesday and the 25th October." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Bibliography

References in the British Library:
  • A History of Hazelgrove House in the Parish of Queen Camel, Somerset.. pp. 39. pl. 12. [The Author:] Sparkford, 1958.

Churches

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

Church Records

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Queen Camel which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

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

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.