In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Curry Rivel like this:
CURRY-RIVELL, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Langport district, Somerset. The village stands near the river Parret and the Durston and Yeovil railway, 2 miles WSW of Langport; and has a post office under Taunton, and fairs on the last Wednesday of Feb., and the Monday after 1 Aug. The parish includes also the tythings of Hambridge and Portfield, part of the tythings of Burton-Pynsent and Week, and part of the hamlet of Westport. ...
Acres, 4, 108. Real property, £9, 550. Pop., 1, 704. Houses, 359. The property is much subdivided The surface is hilly; and the rocks include blue has. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Weston, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £310.* Patron, W. Speke, Esq. The church is early English; consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower; has beautiful windows; and contains carved oaken seats and screen, and a curious monument of M. and R. Jennings. The vicarage of Hambridge is a separate benefice. Charities, £28.The sub-district contains twelve parishes and two extra-parochial tracts. Acres, 17, 615. Pop., 5, 189. Houses, 1, 058.
Curry Rivel 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 Curry Rivel itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Curry Rivel in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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