Place:Downhead, Somerset, England

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NameDownhead
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.211°N 2.443°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoShepton Mallet (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district in which Downhead situated 1894-1974
Mendip, Somerset, Englandnon-metropolitan district in existence since 1974 which includes Downhead
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia.

Downhead is a village and civil parish close to Leigh-on-Mendip and 5 miles (8 km) north east of Shepton Mallet, in the Mendip District of Somerset, England. The parish includes the medieval settlement of Tadhill.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Downhead.

Research Tips

  • The Downhead GENUKI page gives dates of availability of parish records (births, marriages and deaths) and Poor Law Unions.
  • 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.
  • Old Maps Online has a further selection of local maps. Some of these do not expand sufficiently to identify rural places.
  • A History of Britain Online is a compilation of gazetteers which may provide more information about very small places which are missing from Wikipedia. In the case of Somerset it refers to A History of the County of Somerset by R. W. Dunning (editor), published as part of the Victoria County History series in 2006.
source: Family History Library Catalog
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