Buckland St Mary  Somerset


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

BUCKLAND-ST.-MARY, a village and a parish in Chard district, Somerset. The village stands 1½ mile from the verge of the county, 4½ miles NW of Chard r. station, and 6 W by S of Ilminster; and it has a post office under Chard and a fair on the Tuesday and Wednesday after 20 Sept. The parish comprises 3,494 acres. ...

Real property, £3,766. Pop., 715. Houses, 151. The property is much subdivided. Traces of a Roman fort bear the name of Neroche Castle; and relics of conflicts between the Saxons and the Danes have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £343. Patron, F. L. Popham, Esq. The church was rebuilt in the nine years prior to 1864; cost about £20,000, all defrayed by the rector, the Rev. J. E. Lance; is in the decorated English style; consists of nave with aisles, chancel with side chapels, a south porch, and a massive western tower; and has ornature of coloured marbles, polychromy, statuary, and painted windows. Remains of an ancient stone cross are in the churchyard. There is a Baptist chapel.

Buckland St Mary through time

Buckland St Mary 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 Buckland St Mary itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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