Skilgate, Somerset Family History Guide

Skilgate is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1674
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1595

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Morebath
  • Brompton Regis
  • Bampton
  • Upton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SKILGATE, a parish, with a village, in the district of Tiverton and county of Somerset; 4 miles NE by N of Bampton r. station. Post town, Huish-Champflower, under Wellington, Somerset. Acres, 2,108. Real property, £1,626. Pop., 214. Houses, 41. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £290. Patrons, the Representatives of the late Rev. R. Bere. The church is old but good, and has a Norman tower. There is a parochial school.

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: Tiverton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Taunton
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Dunster
Poor Law Union: Dulverton
Hundred: Williton and Freemanors
Province: Canterbury