In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mark like this:
MARK, a village and a parish in Axbridge district, Somerset. The village stands near the source of the river Brue, 2½ miles ENE of Bason-Bridge r. station, and 6½ SW by S of Axbridge; and has a post office under Bridgewater, and fairs on the Tuesday before Whitsunday, the Monday before 20 Aug., and the Monday before 20 Sept. The parish contains also the hamlets of Northwick, Southwick, Perry, Yarrow, Vole, Pilbrow, KingsRoad, Harp-Road, Dutch-Road, Yard-Wall, and RiverBridge; and is cut into two sections, E and W. ...
Acres, 4,354. Real property, £14,462. Pop., 1,217. Houses, 269. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to John F. Frazer, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300.* Patron, the Earl of Chichester. The church is of the 14th century: consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and was restored in 1864. A Wesleyan chapel, in lieu of an old one, was built in 1870. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £30.
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 Mark has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Sedgemoor. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Mark and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mark, in Sedgemoor and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th January 2015
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