"SKILGATE, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 5 miles E. of Dulverton, 8 W. of Wiveliscombe, its post town, and 11 N.E. of Tiverton. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the turnpike road between Watchett and Minehead. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £250. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, has a square tower containing four bells. The registers date from 1600. There is a parochial school for both sexes, of recent erection. The Earl of Carnarvon is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
- Details of Somerset Heritage Centre holdings relating to this parish.
- David Cheek has transcribed some baptism records for Skilgate Parish Church.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Skilgate to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Skilgate has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 1st edition (c.1884-1887) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 2nd edition (c.1900) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS987273 (Lat/Lon: 51.036105, -3.445673), Skilgate which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)