Milverton is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Somerset. Langford Budville is a chapelry of Milverton.

Other places in the parish include: Screedhay, Preston Bowyer, Houndsmoor, and Hounds Moor.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MILVERTON, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Somerset. The town stands in a beautiful deep small valley, overhung in the W by steep high cultivated hills, 3½ miles NNW of Wellington r. station, and 13½ SW of Bridgewater; is an ancient place, formerly a borough, and still nominally governed by a portreeve and other officers; consists chiefly of three irregular streets; and has a post office, under Wellington, Somerset, a good inn, a picturesque old market-cross, a church, Independent and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school with £54 a year, and charities £59. The church stands on an eminence, overlooking the town; is later English, of the time of Henry VII., 120 feet by 60; was recently restored; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower: and contains old seats with beautifully carved ends. A weekly market is held on Friday; and cattle fairs, on Easter Tuesday, 25 July, and 10 Oct. A considerable woollen trade was formerly carried on, but has almost entirely ceased. John de Milverton, a friar who wrote furiously against Wickliffe, and Dr. Thomas Young, who first deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics, and established the undulatory theory of light, were natives. The parish contains also the hamlets of Preston-Bowyer, Houndsmoor, and Screedhay. Acres, 5,475. Real property, £11,481. Pop. in 1851,2,146; in 1861,1,895. Houses, 429. The decrease of pop. was caused partly by the closing of a large tannery. The surface is diversified; and the higher grounds command extensive views. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Langford-Budville, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £600. Patron, the Archdeacon of Taunton.

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

Parish Records

Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site – Milverton Somerset

Somerset Archives & Family History Groups

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Somerset & Dorset FHS

Weston-super-Mare & District FHS

Somerset Online Parish Clerk Project

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Bath Chronicle Newspaper 1770-1800


RootsChat Somerset


Bath BMD

Bath Burial Index

Roy Parkhouse’s indexed parish register transcriptions

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West Country Genealogy

Prisoners for Trial at Assizes 1810-1905

Prisoners in Ilchester Gaol 1821-44

Somerset Quarter Sessions

Somerset Quarter Sessions 1625-1639

Visitations of Somerset 1531 & 1573

Visitation of Somerset 1623

Somerset Trade Directory 1874

Somerset Historical Directories

GENUKI Somerset

History of Taunton

Somerset Historical Essays

Old Somerset Maps

Somerset Muster Roll 1569

Somerset Roll of Honour

Lost Pubs of Somerset

West Country Clockmakers

Bath in Time

Somerset Surnames 1881

Somerset Workhouse Admissions and Discharges

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.1

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.2

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.3

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.4

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.5

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.6

Somerset Medieval Wills 1501-1530

Taunton Wills 1537-1799

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

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England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

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England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

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Non-Conformist Records

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England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

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Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Somerset
  • Civil Registration District: Wellington (Somerset)
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Taunton
  • Diocese: Bath and Wells
  • Rural Deanery: Taunton
  • Poor Law Union: Wellington
  • Hundred: Milverton; Williton and Freemanors
  • Province: Canterbury

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