Ansford, Somerset Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Almsford

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1554
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ansford

  • Castle Cary
  • Ditcheat
  • Pitcombe
  • Wyke Champflower

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALMSFORD, or Ansford, a parish in Wincanton district, Somerset; adjacent to Castlecary, the river Brue, and the East Somerset railway. Post Town, Castlecary. Acres, 844. Real property, returned with contiguous parishes. Rated property, £1,828. Pop., 306. Houses, 69. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £297. Patron, F. Woodford, Esq. The church was restored in 1861, at a cost of about £1,000.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Almsford (Ansford) (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Wincanton, hundred of Catsash, E. division of Somerset, ¾ of a mile (N.) from Castle-Cary; containing 293 inhabitants, and comprising 844a. 1r. 18p. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £7. 12. 1.; patron and rector, Rev. George Thomas Chamberlaine. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £215, and the glebe consists of 60 acres, with a glebe-house. The church is a small neat structure.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

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County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Wincanton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Wells
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Cary
Poor Law Union: Wincanton
Hundred: Catsash
Province: Canterbury