For queries relating to the running and set up of the online archive please contact us or use our contact form.

For historical or family research please contact Blagdon Local History Society or the Somerset County Record Office.

This online archive was created and is run as a project. is Blagdon’s village website which aims to act as an umbrella tool for the village, its organisations, businesses and the local services provided within its boundaries and local community.

It is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers and acts as a point of contact and source of information for both villagers and potential visitors to the area.

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Blagdon Local History Society

Blagdon Local History Society researches Blagdon’s and the related area’s history.

It holds the original high-resolution versions of the images in this archive, as well as information on local history.

If you are seeking help tracing your family history, the society may have information on the subject you are researching or might be willing to undertake a search on your behalf.  They hold transcriptions of census 1841-1901, parish registers (births, marriages and deaths), transcription of the churchwardens accounts, deeds, a large collection of wills, photographs, maps, auction documents,  as well as family history documents etc.

Several books on Blagdon’s past and a double CD of 30 years of Blagdon’s and the Mendip’s oral history have been produced and are available for purchase.

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Somerset County Record Office

From the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries the history of Blagdon is documented in the extensive Church records and the Church Wardens Accounts, including the baptisms marriages and burials registers. These are held at the Somerset County Record Office.

Enquiries: 01823 278 805
Appointments: 01823 337 600

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