In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cricket Malherbie like this:
CRICKET-MALHERBIE, a parish in Chard district, Somerset; near the Chard canal, and the line of the Chard and Taunton railway, 3½ miles NE of Chard. It has a post office under Chard. Acres, 540. Real property, £754. Pop., 21. Houses, 5. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £80. Patron, Elizabeth Pitt. The church consists of nave, chancel, aisles, and porch, with tower and spire: contains a brass of the Pitts; and is good.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Cricket Malherbie has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Somerset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Cricket Malherbie and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cricket Malherbie in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd October 2014
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