Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site - Kelly's Directory 1875 Fivehead Somerset

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Kelly's Directory

Kelly's Directory 1875

FIVEHEAD is a parish and village, 5 miles south-west from Langport station on the Bristol and Exeter line of railway, 6½ north from Ilminster, and 8 east from Taunton, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Abdick and Bulstone, Langport union and county court district, Crewkerne rural deanery, Taunton archdeaconry, and diocese of Bath and Wells, on the road from Taunton to Langport. The river Ile runs through this parish. The church of St. Martin, an ancient Gothic stone structure, has a chancel, nave, square tower with 4 bells, clock, south porch, and private chapel on the south side. The register dates from 1654. The living is a vicarage, with that of Swell annexed, joint yearly value £350, with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, and held by the Rev. Richard William Lambert, M.A., of Pembroke College, Oxford. There is a National school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school. There are quarries of blue and white lias limestone here. The land is now much sub-divided. The soil is gravelly clay and sand. The chief crops are wheat, beans, root crops and teasels. The acreage is 1,721; rateable value, £2,829; the population in 1871 was 481.

CATHANGER, 1½ miles west, and MOORTOWN, 1½ miles east, are tithings in this parish.

Parish Clerk, William Sawtell.

POST OFFICE.- George Thomas Cooper, receiver. Letters through Taunton arrive at 4.30 a.m.; dispatched at 8.10 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Curry Rivell

Parish School, Charles Thomas, master

Burnham Rev. John [Baptist], Fivehead cottage

Lambert Rev. Richd. Wm. M.A. [vicar]


Best William, farmer, Stoey

Bicknell Thomas, gunsmith

Corpe Joshua, farmer & butter factor

Dinham Alfred, shoe maker

Gange Michael, farmer

Gridley Samuel, stone mason

Halett Christr. farmer, Langford house

Harcombe Joshua, farmer, Cathanger

Harvard Charles, farmer

Hillard Robert, shopkeeper & baker

Linton William, wheelwright

Meade Philip, farmer

Scott Jonah, blacksmith

Scott Joseph, beer retailer

Stevens Thomas, Blacksmith

Stuckey William, farmer, shopkeeper & teasel grower

Uttermare Richard, farmer, Moortown

White William, Foxhound

Wilcox Frederick, farmer

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