In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alford like this:
ALFORD, a village and a parish in Wincanton district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Brue, near Castlecary r. station, 8 miles SE of Glastonbury. It has a post office under Bath. A chalybeate spring in its neighbourhood was formerly much resorted to, but is now neglected. The parish comprises 722 acres. ...
Real property, with Lovington and Wheathill, £3,793. Pop., 109. Houses, 21. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Hornblotton, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £788.* Patron, the Rev. J. G. Thring. The church is early perpendicular of the time of Henry VI.; with very fine features of structure and carving.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alford in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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