Rodden Somerset Family History Guide

Rodden is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Somerset, created in 1802 from chapelry in Boyton Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1659
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1634

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Frome St John the Baptist
  • Frome Christ Church
  • Selwood
  • Berkley
  • Corsley
  • Diltons Marsh

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RODDEN, a parish in Frome district, Somerset; 1½mile E by S of Frome r. station. Post-town, Frome. Acres, 990. Real property, £1,831. Pop., 234. Houses, 50. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £220. Patron, Mrs. E. Edgell. The church is good.

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


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