Place:Tintinhull, Somerset, England

TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates50.974°N 2.715°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoTintinhull Hundred, Somerset, Englandhundred in which it was located
Yeovil Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district 1894-1974
South Somerset District, Somerset, Englandnon-metropolitan district covering the area since 1974
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Tintinhull (#34 on map) is a civil parish and a village in Somerset, England located 4 miles (6 Km) from Yeovil and 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of the neighbouring parish of Ilchester (#13). The village is close to the A303 major road and on the Fosse Way. In the UK census of 2011 it had a population of 1,124.

The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The surrounding landscape shows evidence of 2000 years of farming. Most of the buildings are of honey-coloured ham stone. These include several 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century dwellings such as the 17th-century Tintinhull House and Tintinhull Court (the old parsonage).

The Church of St Margaret has origins in the 13th century and has been designated by English Heritage, a grade 1 listed building.


Tintinhull was originally the headquarters of the Tintinhull Hundred, one of the hundreds or early subdivisions of the county of Somerset. From 1894 until 1974 the parish was part of the Yeovil Rural District.

In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, all urban and rural districts across England were abolished and counties were reorganized into metropolitan and non-metropolitan districts. Tintinhull joined the non-metropolitan South Somerset District which covers the southeast corner of Somerset.

Image:Yeovil Rural 1900 small.png

In 1900 (when the original map was drawn) the parish had an unusual shape; the northwestern part was almost detached and lies on the opposite side of the A303 to the village and its immediate surroundings. The shape of parishes may have changed since the South Somerset District came into being in 1974.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI page on Tintinhull.
  • An article on the parish of Tintinhull from the Victoria History of the Counties of England – History of the County of Somerset, produced by The Institute of Historical Research.
  • 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:
  • 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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