Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site - Kelly's Directory 1875 Shepton Beauchamp

Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site

Kelly's Directory 1875

Shepton Beauchamp is a village and parish, 4 miles north-east from Ilminster station, in the Western division of the county, hundred of South Petherton, Chard union, Crewkerne county court district, rural deanery of Ilminster, archdeaconry of Taunton, and diocese of Bath and Wells. The church of St. Michael is a stone building in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles, having a chancel, nave, aisles, tower with 6 bells, clock, and north and south porches, with side chapel. The register dates from 1600. The living is a rectory, yearly value £365, with residence and 17 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Mrs. Coles, and held by the Rev. V. S. S. Coles, B.A., of Balliol College, Oxford. There is a National school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school is held in the National school-room. The Wesleyans have a chapel here. There are charities of £60 yearly value, £35 of which are for apprenticing poor children. Here are almshouses for aged people. Mr. Thomas Naish is lord of the manor; and Messrs. John and Thomas Naish, and T. S. Donne, esq., are the chief landowners. The soil is sandy loam, and the subsoil is limestone. The chief crops are wheat, beans, and flax. The area is 836 acres; rateable value, £2,663; and the population in 1871 was 696.

POST OFFICE.- James Irish, receiver. Letters from Ilminster delivered at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at South Petherton

National School, Miss Bray, mistress

Coles Rev. V. S. S. B.A. [rector], Rectory

Coles Mrs

Lethbridge Rev. Arthur, M.A. [curate]

Paull John

Rich Mrs


Baker Edward, farmer

Baker Edward, shoe maker

Best Charles, miller & baker

Derriman George, grocer & baker

Donne Thomas S. farmer

England John, butcher

Garrett John, butcher

Hodges Geo. farm bailiff to T. Naish, esq

Irish James, blacksmith

Male John, carpenter

Meachamp George, shoe maker

Millard Walter, baker

Nurton Grace (Mrs.), Duke of York

Nurton Henry, shopkeeper & plumber

Paull Thomas & son, wheelwrights

Phelps Johns, farmer, Hurcot farm

Rowsell John, shopkeeper

Rowswell Frank, farmer

Scott Amos, beer retailer & farmer

Shear William, baker & grocer

Slade William, farmer. Hill farm

Sowden Thomas, farmer

Taylor William, saddler &c

Watts William, cooper

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