In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Quantoxhead like this:
QUANTOXHEAD (West), a parish in Williton district, Somerset; on the coast, under the end of the Quantock hills, 1¾ mile E by N of Williton r. station, and 2¾ E by S of Watchet. It has a post-office under Bridgewater. The parish comprises 1, 411 acres of land and 80 of water. Real property, £1, 496. ...
Pop., 223. Houses, 47. The manor, with St. Audries House, belongs to Sir A. Acland Hood, Bart. Weacombe House is the seat of Mrs. Pritchard and Mrs. Wart, coheiresses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300.* Patron, Sir A. A. Hood, Bart. The church was rebuilt in 1856, at a cost of about £8,000; and consists of nave, aisles, chancel, chantry-chapel, and porch, with a tower.
West Quantoxhead is now part of West Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about West Quantoxhead itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Quantoxhead in West Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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