In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Barrington like this:
BARRINGTON, a parish in Langport district, Somerset; 3½ miles NE of Ilminster, and 5 SW of Langport r. station. It includes the hamlet of Barrington Hill, and part of the hamlet of Westport; and its Post Town is Ilminster. Acres, 1,656. Real property, £3,857. Pop., 501. Houses, 104. ...
The property is much subdivided. Barrington Court was a seat of the Phelipses and the Strodes, visited in the time of the latter by the Duke of Monmouth. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Bath and Wells. Value, £84. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school.
Barrington 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 Barrington itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Barrington in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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