In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Burrowbridge like this:
BURROW-BRIDGE, a chapelry in Stoke-St. Gregory, Bridgewater, Lyng, Middlesoy, North Petherton, Othery, and Weston-Zoyland parishes, Somerset; on the river Parret, 2 miles NW of South Petherton, and 6 S of Langport r. station. Post Town, South Petherton, under Ilminster. Pop., 692. Houses, 144. The chapelry was constituted in 1840. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £100.* Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is good.
Burrowbridge is now part of Taunton Deane district. Click here for graphs and data of how Taunton Deane has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Burrowbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Burrowbridge, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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