In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bempstone like this:
BEMPSTONE, a hundred in Somerset. It contains Burnham and six other parishes. Acres, 25,698. Pop. in 1851, 8,123; in 1861, 8,383. Houses, 1,804.
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 Bempstone has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Sedgemoor. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bempstone and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bempstone, in Sedgemoor and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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