Pilton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.
Other places in the parish include: Westholme with Holt, West Compton, Upper Westholme, Lower Westholme, Ham, and East Compton.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1616
Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
- West Pennard
- Shepton Mallet
- Wells St Cuthbert
- East Pennard
- North Wootton
- Evercreech with Chesterblade
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
PILTON, a village and a parish in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset. The village stands 2¾ miles S W of Shepton-Mallet r. station, and has a post-office under Shepton-Mallet, and a fair on the Monday after 10 Sept. The parish contains also the hamlet of Ham, East Compton, West Compton, Lower Westholme and Upper Westholme. Acres, 5, 593. Real property, £11, 453. Pop., 1, 202. Houses, 261. The property anciently belonged to Glastonbury abbey, and now is much subdivided. Westholme House, Burford, Springfield House, and Perridge House are chief residences. An ancientbarn, which belonged to Glastonbury abbey, is near thechurch, and has an elegantly constructed roof. There is an extensive brewery, with malt-houses attached. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is ancient, of different periods; consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower; contains a piscina and several ancient brasses and monuments; and the chancel was recently repaired, and has a large and fine E window. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, a national school, and charities £9.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
East and West Compton
Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845
Compton, East and West, two tythings, in the parish of Pilton, union of Shepton-Mallet, hundred of Whitestone, E. division of Somerset, 2½ miles (S. S. W.) from Shepton-Mallet.
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: Shepton Mallet
- Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Pilton
- Diocese: Bath and Wells
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Cary
- Poor Law Union: Shepton Mallet
- Hundred: Glastonbury Twelve Hides; Whitstone (Somerset)
- Province: Canterbury