In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Timsbury like this:
TIMSBURY, a parish, with a village, in Clutton district, Somerset; 2¾ miles NNW of Radstock r. station. It has a post-office under Bath. Acres, 1,148. Real property, £8,799; of which £3,684 are in mines. Pop., 1,551. Houses, 323. T. House is the seat of S. S. Samborne, Esq.; and Vale House, of J. Langford, Esq. Coal is largely worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £390.* Patron, Baliol College, Oxford. The church was rebuilt mainly in 1825, partly in 1852. There are Independent and Wesleyan chapels and a national school.
Timsbury is now part of Bath and North East Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bath and North East Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Timsbury itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Timsbury in Bath and North East Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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