In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Maperton like this:
MAPERTON, a parish in Wincanton district, Somerset; 3 miles WSW of Wincanton r. station, and 5 N of Milborne-Port. It contains the hamlet of Clapton; and its Post town is Wincanton, under Bath. Acres, 1,534. Real property, with Holton, £4,265; of which £188 are in quarries. Rated property of M. ...
alone, £2,500. Pop., 207. Houses, 46. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Maperton House, belongs to the Fitzgeralds. Good freestone is quarried, and bricks are made. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £438.* Patron, Wadham College, Oxford. The church is early English; and consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Maperton in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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