Place:Holcombe, Somerset, England

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NameHolcombe
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.24°N 2.46°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoShepton Mallet (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district in which Holcombe situated 1894-1974
Mendip, Somerset, Englandnon-metropolitan district in existence since 1974 which includes Holcombe
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Holcombe is a small village and civil parish in the Mendip District of Somerset, England. The parish contains the hamlets of Barlake and Edford. It is within easy commuting distance of both Bristol and Bath. In the lastest available census (2001) the population of the parish was 936.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Holcombe, Somerset., especially the sections entitled "History" and "Notable People"

NOTE: Hilcombe, Somerset will redirect here, but there is a Hilcombe Farm located near South Brewham in the District of South Somerset.

Research Tips

  • The Holcombe 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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