Place:Bathavon Rural, Somerset, England

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NameBathavon Rural
Alt namesBathavon RD
TypeRural district
Coordinates51.4°N 2.35°W
Located inSomerset, England     (1933 - 1974)
See alsoBath Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district from which Bathavon Rural District formed in 1933
Keynsham Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district from which Bathavon Rural District formed in 1933
Wansdyke District, Avon, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1996
Bath and North East Somerset District, Somerset, Englandunitary authority covering the area since 1996
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Bathavon was a rural district in Somerset, England, from 1933 to 1974. It was created in 1933 with the abolition of Bath Rural District and Keynsham Rural District. In 1974 it became part of the Wansdyke District of the short-lived county of Avon which lasted till 1996.

The rural district can be found in the top right-hand corner of the Ordnance Survey Map of Somerset of 1943. It is necessary to move the map key to see the rural district.

List of Parishes

ParishDescriptionDurationNotes
Bathampton ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Batheaston ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Bathford ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Camerton ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Charlcombe ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Claverton ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Combe Hay ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Compton Dando ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Corston ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Dunkerton ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
English Combe ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Freshford ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Hinton Charterhouse chapelry, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Kelston ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Keynsham ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1938
Marksbury ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Monkton Combe ancient parish, civil parish 1934 - 1974
Newton St. Loe ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
North Stoke ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Peasedown St. John parochial area, civil parish 1955 - 1974
Priston ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Saltford ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1938
Shoscombe extraparochial, civil parish 1955 - 1974
South Stoke ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
St. Catherine chapelry, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Swainswick ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Wellow ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1974
Weston ancient parish, civil parish 1933 - 1954
Whitchurch chapelry, civil parish 1933 - 1974

Research Tips

  • The Somerset Heritage Centre (incorporating what was formerly the Somerset Record Office and the Somerset Local Studies Library) can be found at its new location at Langford Mead in Taunton. It has an online search facility leading to pages of interest, including maps from the First and Second Ordnance Survey (select "Maps and Postcards" from the list at the left, then enter the parish in the search box).
    The Heritage Centre has an email address: archives@somerset.gov.uk.
  • Three maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrate the changes in political boundaries over the period 1830-1945. All have expanding scales and on the second and third this facility is sufficient that individual parishes can be inspected.
  • Somerset Hundreds as drawn in 1832. This map was prepared before The Great Reform Act of that year. Note the polling places and representation of the various parts of the county.
  • Somerset in 1900, an Ordnance Survey map showing rural districts, the boundaries of the larger towns, the smaller civil parishes of the time, and some hamlets and villages in each parish
  • Somerset in 1943, an Ordnance Survey map showing the rural districts after the changes to their structure in the 1930s
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