In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Lydford like this:
LYDFORD (EAST), a parish in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset; on the river Brue and the Fosse way, 4 miles W of Castle-Cary r. station. Post town, Somerton, under Taunton. Acres, 706. Real property, £1,455. Pop., 178. Houses, 43. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. ...
Value, £186.* Patron, the Rev. J. J. Moss. The old church stood in a low meadow, and became very dilapidated. The present church was built on another site, in 1866, at a cost of nearly £3,000, all defrayed by the Rev. j. J. Moss; is in the early English style; comprises nave and chancel, with a bold S porch; and has a tower at the N side of the chancel-arch, square in the basement, octagonal above, and surmounted by a spire about 100 feet high.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Lydford, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd April 2017
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