In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Luxborough like this:
LUXBOROUGH, a village and a parish in Williton district, Somerset. The village stands 4¼ miles SSW of Dunster, and 7½ W of Williton r. station; and has a postoffice under Taunton. The parish comprises 3,740 acres. Real property, £3,317. Pop., 521. Houses, 103. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the trustees of the late Sir Thomas Lethbridge. Chargott Lodge is the residence ofLethbridge, Esq. Much of the surface is uncultivated land and loftyhills. Iron mines are worked on Brendon hill; and a railway goes from them to Watchet. ...
An ancient British camp and many ancient barrows also are on that hill. The parish is a meet for the Devon and Somerset hounds. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Cutcombe, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church comprises aisles and chancel, with a tower. There are a dissenting chapel and a parochial school.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Luxborough has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Somerset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Luxborough and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Luxborough in West Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 31st October 2014
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