In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dunkerton like this:
DUNKERTON, a parish in Bath district, Somerset; on the Fosse way and the Somerset canal, near the line of projected railway to Radstock, 5 miles SW by S of Bath. It contains Carlingcott; and has a post office under Bath. Acres, 1, 233. Real property, £2, 819. Pop., 1, 060. Houses, 228. The property is much sub-divided. ...
A coal-field, which has its centre at Radstock, begins at Dunkerton; and the pits of it pass through three formations, lower oolite, has, and new red sand-stone, before reaching the coal. A child born in Dunkerton, in the present century, walked by himself when six months old; and measured 2 feet 9 inches in height, and 2 feet 4 inches round the chest, when twelve months old. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £420.* Patron, the Rev. F. Sowdon. The church was rebuilt in 1860; and there are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists.
Dunkerton is now part of Bath and North East Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bath and North East Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dunkerton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunkerton in Bath and North East Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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