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Bishops Hull


Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project

Bishops Hull acquired several new residents from the mid 18th century who had formerly lived in the West Indies.

Twice married, long-lived and one of the wealthiest women in the parish of Bishops Hull, Betty Dewberry’s life spanned almost the whole 18th centur

Mary Sweet was the creator of the western side of the present Castle Hotel, Taunton in the 1830s.

The war memorial for Bishops Hull stands in a prominent position in the centre of the village.

Unlike the other Bishops Hull mills Roughmoor mill was not on the river Tone but on one of its northern tributaries.

Both Fideoak mill and Longaller mill in Bishops Hull were on Fideoak manor and were fulling mills in 1578 and presumably until the 17th century.

The medieval manor mill at Bishops Hull went out of use in the 1340s but by the late 16th century the parish was home to a large number of mills, a

Longrun with its former farmstead is well known to dog walkers, runners, young people and others but the millpond is hidden and nearly dry and all

Somerset has a good selection of 17th and 18th century probate inventories for the west of the county but later ones are rare.

During the Civil War Taunton because of its castle was frequently the scene of military activity.