In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Croscombe like this:
CROSCOMBE, a village and a parish in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Brue, 2 miles WNW of Shepton-Mallet r. station; has a post office under Wells, an inn, and a cross; was once a market-town; and had formerly a priory, some remains of which still exist in the inn. ...
The parish comprises 1, 432 acres. Real property, £3, 256. Pop., 729. Houses, 159. Maesbury Castle, an entrenched area of 6 acres, on the Mendip hills, and on the line of the Fosse way, is near. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £222.* Patron, Miss E. Wylie. The church is perpendicular English, with embattled parapet, and a fine tower and spire There are a Baptist chapel, a parochial school, and charities £32.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Croscombe, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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