Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site - Kelly's Directory 1939 Shepton Beauchamp

Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site

Kelly's Directory 1939

Shepton Beauchamp is a village and parish, 4 miles north-east from Ilminster station on the Chard branch of the Great Western railway and 5 1/2 north-west from Crewkerne, in the Yeovil division of the county, hundred of South Petherton, petty sessional division of Ilminster, rural district of Chard, county court district of Yeovil, rural deanery of Crewkerne (Ilminster district), archdeaconry of Taunton and diocese of Bath and Wells. Electricity is available. Water is supplied by the Chard Rural District Council. The church of St. Michael is a building of stone in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, lateral chapel, nave of three bays, aisles, north and south porches and a western tower containing a clock and 8 bells; a new clock was provided in 1893: there are 10 stained windows and several memorial brasses: there are 370 sittings. The register dates from 1558. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £360, including 8 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, Yorks, and held since 1932 by the Rev. Frederick Burleigh Taylor M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. There is a Methodist chapel, build in 1833. There are charities of about £50 yearly value, and also almshouses for seven aged persons, the gift of William Owsley, a former rector, who died in 1576: these almshouses have been condemned and are to be demolished and replaced by district council houses which will accommodate the displaced tenants. Vincent Lean esq. who is lord of the manor, and John H. England esq. are the chief landowners. The soil is sandy loam, and the subsoil is limestone. The chief crops are wheat, beans, barley, oats and roots. The area is 841 acres; the population in 1931 was 578.

Post, M. O. & T. Office. Letters through Seavington St. Michael


(For T N's see general list of Private Residents at end of book.)

England John Herbert, Manor farm

Inder Misses

Lean Vincent, Shepton house

Souden Miss, Salisbury house

Taylor Rev. Frederick Burleigh M.A. (rector), The Rectory

Williams Walter Rd. The Willows


Marked thus ° farm 150 acres or over.

Allen Bros. bldrs

Browning Bessie (Miss), dressma

Budge Geo. coal dir. South Petherton 102

Budge Michl. carpntr

Cannon Ernest Hubert, grocer, & post office. T N South Petherton 14

Cornelius Hobart, car propr

Cornelius Jehu, farmer, Shunty farm

Cornelius Thos. smallholder

Duke of York Inn (Chas. Edwd. Vaux). South Petherton 114

° England Jn. Herbt. farmer & landowner, Manor farm. T N South Petherton 21

George Ivy M. (Miss), glove agt

Gray Hy. Norman, smallholder

Hawkins Bros. bakers. South Petherton 60

Hawkins Cyril, corn mer. South Petherton 98

° Lean Vincent, farmer & landowner, Shepton ho. T N South Petherton 20

New Inn (Wltr. Voizey). South Petherotn 327

Rowswell Francis, farmer

Rowswell Jsph. Wm. butcher. South Petherton 105

Rowswell Jsph. Wm. farmer

Rowswell Tom, smallholder

Vaux Wm. Regnld. cycle dir

Watts Mina (Miss), dressmkr

Welch Edwd. wheelwright

Whitby Bros. Ltd. glove mfrs

White Penrose Irene (Mrs.), shopkpr

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