Isle Abbots, Somerset Family History Guide

Isle Abbots is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Other places in the parish include: Woodlands, Woodland, and Stewley.

Alternative names: Ile Abbots, Isle Abbotts

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1593

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Drayton
  • Ilton
  • Isle Brewers
  • Curry Mallet
  • North and South Bradon
  • Fivehead
  • Ashill
  • Buckland St Mary
  • Whitelackington
  • Beer Crocombe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ISLE-ABBOTTS, a village and a parish in Langport district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Isle, 6 miles SSW of Langport r. station; and has a post office under Taunton. The parish contains also the tything of Stewley, and the hamlet of Woodlands. Acres, 1,935. Real property, £2,963. Pop., 397. Houses, 82. The manor belongs to the duchy of Cornwall; and much of the land, to the Uttermare family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £100. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is decorated English, with a later English tower; and comprises nave, aisles, chancel, transept, and S porch. There is a Baptist chapel.

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: Langport
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Taunton
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Crewkerne
Poor Law Union: Langport
Hundred: Abdick and Bulstone
Province: Canterbury