St Catherine, Somerset Family History Guide

St Catherine is a chapelry of Batheaston Ancient Parish in Somerset.

Alternative names: Kattern

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1752
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Batheaston
  • Marshfield
  • Cold Ashton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CATHERINE (St.), a parish in Bath district, Somerset; on the verge of the county, 3½ miles WNW of Box r. station, and 3¾ NE by N of Bath. Post Town, Batheaston, under Bath. Acres, 1,040. Real property, with Easten-Amoril, £11,106. Pop., 84. Houses, 23. The manor belonged to the abbots of St. Peters, Bath; and their residence, an edifice of 1499, with a porch added in the time of Charles I., is still standing. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Batheaston, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church was built about the same time as the abbots' residence; and contains a carved pulpit, a Norman font, and an altar-tomb of 1631.

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


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