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West Camel

"WEST CAMEL, a parish in the hundred of Somerton, in the county of Somerset, 3 miles to the E. of Ilchester, its post town. It is in a flat country, on a branch of the Ivel, near the Great Western railway, and contains the hamlets of Downhead, Sterthill, and Urgashay. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £275, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to All Saints. There are some charities of small value." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the West Camel 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 West Camel 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 ST570240 (Lat/Lon: 51.013703, -2.614373), West Camel 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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