Place:Yeovil Without, Somerset, England

NameYeovil Without
Alt namesAbbey Manorsource: settlement in parish
Great Lydesource: settlement in parish
Hendfordsource: settlement in parish
Hollandssource: settlement in parish
Houndstonesource: settlement in parish
Penn Millsource: settlement in parish
Recklefordsource: settlement in parish
Summerlandssource: settlement in parish
TypeCivil parish
Located inSomerset, England     (1894 - 1974)
See alsoYeovil Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district 1894-1974
South Somerset District, Somerset, Englandnon-metropolitan district covering the area since 1974

Yeovil Without (#38 on map) was a rural section of the Municipal Borough of Yeovil which was separated into a civil parish within Yeovil Rural District following the Local Government Act 1894.

Yeovil Without contained a number of suburbs of Yeovil that grew up around its boundaries. In 1974, with the formation of the South Somerset District the individual local government structures of both Yeovil and Yeovil Without were wound up and they both were divided into "wards" within the new district.

See the the 1900 Ordnance Survey map of Somerset for the layout of the Yeovil area at that time.

Image:Yeovil Rural 1900 small.png

Research tips

  • GENUKI page on Yeovil.
  • The Victoria History of the Counties of EnglandHistory of the County of Somerset, produced by The Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, does not provide any details on the parish and chapelries of Stone Hundred.
  • 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