Alford  Somerset


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

ALFORD, a village and a parish in Wincanton district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Brue, near Castlecary r. station, 8 miles SE of Glastonbury. It has a post office under Bath. A chalybeate spring in its neighbourhood was formerly much resorted to, but is now neglected. The parish comprises 722 acres. ...

Real property, with Lovington and Wheathill, £3,793. Pop., 109. Houses, 21. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Hornblotton, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £788.* Patron, the Rev. J. G. Thring. The church is early perpendicular of the time of Henry VI.; with very fine features of structure and carving.

Alford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st September 2021

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