In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lydeard St Lawrence like this:
LYDEARD-ST.LAWRENCE, a village and a parish in Taunton district, Somerset. The village stands 2 miles NNE of Bishops-Lydeard r. station, and 8 NW of Taunton; and has a post office under Taurnton. The parish comprises 2,697 acres. Real property, £3,947. Pop., 664. Houses, 134. The property is divided chiefly among four. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £322.* Patron, R. Harvey, Esq. The church is partly of the 14th century, mainly of the 15th; and consists of nave, aisle, transept, and chancel, with porch and tower.
Lydeard St Lawrence is now part of Taunton Deane district. Click here for graphs and data of how Taunton Deane has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lydeard St Lawrence itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lydeard St Lawrence, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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