In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described South Barrow like this:
BARROW (South), a parish in Wincanton district, Somerset; adjacent to the Wilts and Somerset railway, 4 miles SW of Castle-Cary. Post Town, Castle-Cary, under Bath. Acres, 752. Real property, with North Barrow, £2,481. Pop., 140. Houses, 29. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £80. Patron, Mrs. Toogood. The church is good.
South Barrow 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 South Barrow itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of South Barrow in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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