In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corfe like this:
CORFE, a parish in Taunton district, Somerset; adjacent to the Chard and Taunton railway, 3¼ miles S by E of Taunton. Post town, Taunton. Acres, 1, 127. Real property, £1, 734. Pop., 381. Houses, 69. The property is divided among a few. Much improvement has recently been made; and many new houses built. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £66.* Patron, Lady Cooper. The church was repaired in 1858.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corfe, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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