In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cricket St Thomas like this:
CRICKET-ST. THOMAS, a parish in Chard district, Somerset; near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 4¼ miles W by S of Crewkerne. Post town, Winsham, under Chard. Acres, 875. Real property, £1, 49 7. Pop., 66. Houses, 16. The property is all in one estate. Cricket Lodge, rebuilt about 1799, and situated in a romantic dell, is the seat of Lord Bridport. ...
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £106.* Patron, Lord Bridport. The church consists of nave, chancel, and central aisle, with a tower; has monuments to the first Lord Bridport and to Earl Nelson; and is good.
Cricket St Thomas is now part of South Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cricket St Thomas itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cricket St Thomas in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd April 2017
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