VCH Somerset Volume XIII

Waterloo Cottages

The hundred and manor of Taunton Deane is the focus of current Somerset research.


Before the mid 19th century the ancient parish of Bishops Hull was not only a rural parish west of Taunton but also the area of west Taunton probably part of the original settlement of Taunton comprising the minster, cemeteries and possibly a royal hall. It was presumably transferred to Bishops Hull parish about the time of the construction of the castle in the 11th century possibly to keep the castle outside the borough.