Croscombe  Somerset


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

CROSCOMBE, a village and a parish in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Brue, 2 miles WNW of Shepton-Mallet r. station; has a post office under Wells, an inn, and a cross; was once a market-town; and had formerly a priory, some remains of which still exist in the inn. ...

The parish comprises 1, 432 acres. Real property, £3, 256. Pop., 729. Houses, 159. Maesbury Castle, an entrenched area of 6 acres, on the Mendip hills, and on the line of the Fosse way, is near. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £222.* Patron, Miss E. Wylie. The church is perpendicular English, with embattled parapet, and a fine tower and spire There are a Baptist chapel, a parochial school, and charities £32.

Croscombe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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