Place:


Spaxton  Somerset

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Spaxton like this:

SPAXTON, a parish in Bridgewater district, Somerset; 6 miles W of Bridgewater r. station. It contains S. village and Courtway, Merridge, and Four-Forks hamlets; the last of which has a post-office under Bridgewater. Acres, 3,387. Rated property, £5,270. Pop., 1,057. Houses, 230. The property is much subdivided. Stone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £594.* Patron, the Rev. J. Galloway. The church is later English and good. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a national school, and charities £150.

Spaxton through time

Spaxton is now part of Sedgemoor district. Click here for graphs and data of how Sedgemoor has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Spaxton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Spaxton, in Sedgemoor and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13230

Date accessed: 29th May 2017


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