In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sparkford like this:
SPARKFORD, a parish, with a village and a r. station, in Wincanton district, Somerset; on the Wilts and Somerset railway, 4¾ miles SSW of Castle-Cary. Post town, Ilchester, under Taunton. Acres, 950. Real property, 1,968. Pop., 305. Houses, 58. The manor, with S. Hall, belongs to the Rev. H. Bennett. Bronze celts and Roman relics are found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £266.* Patron, the Rev. H. Bennett. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1824.
Sparkford is now part of South Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sparkford itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sparkford in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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