Ilton, Somerset Family History Guide

Ilton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Other places in the parish include: Ilford, Hurcott, and Ashford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1642
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ilminster
  • Seavington St Mary
  • Puckington
  • Isle Abbots
  • Barrington
  • North and South Bradon
  • Shepton Beauchamp
  • Ashill
  • Broadway
  • Whitelackington
  • Stocklynch Magdalen

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ILTON, a village and a parish in Chard district, Somerset. The village stands adjacent to the Chard canal, 2 miles NNW of Ilminster r. station; and has a post office under Ilminster. The parish contains also the hamlets of Ashford, Hurcott, and Ilford. Acres, 1,719. Real property, £3,479. Pop., 492. Houses, 105. The manor belongs to Lady Egremont. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £123. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is decorated English and early perpendicular; was restored in 1860; and consists of nave, N aisle, transept, chancel, and chancel aisle, with tower and spire. Charities, £60.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Chard
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Ilton
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, Post-1844 - Crewkerne
Poor Law Union: Chard
Hundred: Abdick and Bulstone
Province: Canterbury