"BISHOP'S LYDEARD, a parish in the western division of the hundred of Kingsbury, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles to the N.W. of Taunton, its post town. It is a station on the Taunton and Watchet Branch of the Great Western railway. It lies near the west foot of the Quantock hills, and contains the hamlet of Kenley Bottom, and the tythings of Coomb's Ash, East Bagborough, East Coomb, and several others. The living is a vicarage * in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £120, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The charitable endowments, consisting chiefly of the revenue of the almshouses, amount to £156 per annum." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
- David Cheek has transcribed some Bishop's Transcripts from Bishops Lydeard Parish Church.
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
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- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 2nd edition (c.1900) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
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