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Somerton

"SOMERTON, a parish, post and market town in the hundred of Somerton, county Somerset, 5 miles N.E. of Longport railway station, and 7 S. of Glastonbury. It is situated at the bridge over the river Carey, and on the high road from Wells to Taunton. The parish contains the townships of Somerton Borough, Somerton Earl, and Somerton Door, with the hamlets of Catsgrove, Highbrooks, and Midney. There was a castle here in the Saxon times, in which, subsequently, King John of France was confined by Edward III. In 877 the town was destroyed by the Danes, but being rebuilt, became the principal town of Somersetshire." 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 Somerton 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

  • The Phillimore & Co. transcript of marriages in this parish from 1697 - 1812 are available on CD-ROM from UK Genealogy Archives

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Somerton 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 ST480280 (Lat/Lon: 51.048925, -2.743236), Somerton 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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