In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lyng like this:
LING, or LYNG, a village and a parish in Bridgewater district, Somerset. The village stands near the river Tone, the Bridgewater and Taunton canal, and the Durston and Athelney stations of the Bridgewater and Yeovil railway, 6 miles SSE of Bridgewater; and has a postoffice under Taunton, and a fair on the first Monday of Aug.-?he parish includes Athelney island, and part of Burrowbridge chapel?. ...
Acres, 1,409. Real property, £3,523. Pop., 390. Houses, 77. The property is divided chiefly among four. The manor belongs to R. Gatcombe, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Valne, £121. Patron, R. K. Meade King, Esq. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. There is a national school. See ATHELNEY.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lyng, in Sedgemoor and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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