In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Drayton like this:
DRAYTON, a parish in Langport district, Somerset; adjacent to the river Isle, and to the Durston and Yeovil railway, 1½ mile SW of Langport. It includes the tything of Middleney, the hamlet of Westover, and part of the tythings of Burton-Pynsent and Week; and its post town is Langport, under Taunton. Acres, 2, 165. Real property, £3, 581. Pop., 557. Houses, 118. Limestone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £97. Patron, R. T. Combe, Esq. The church is later English, with a Norman doorway. There is a parochial school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Drayton in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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