In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lovington like this:
LOVINGTON, a parish, with a village, in Wincanton district, Somerset; near the river Brue, 3 miles WSW of Castle-Cary r. station, and 10 SW of Wincanton. Posttown, Castle-Cary, under Bath. Acres, 822. Real property, with Wheathill and Alford, £3,793. Rated property of L. alone, £1,140. ...
Pop., 239. Houses, 53. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to J. Tidcombe, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £76.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church was early English,-of nave and chancel, with a tower; and the tower was rebuilt in 1861,-the rest in 1864. There are a national school, and charities £15.
Lovington 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 Lovington itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lovington in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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