In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described North Wootton like this:
WOOTTON (North), a parish, with a village, in Wells district, Somerset; 3½ miles SSE of Wells r. station. It has a post-office under Shepton-Mallet. Acres, 1,536. Real property, £3,135. Pop., 322. Houses, 73. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage, with Worminster chapelry, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Pilton. The church was recently restored. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed national school, and charities £3.
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 North Wootton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Mendip. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering North Wootton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of North Wootton, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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