Doulting  Somerset


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

DOULTING, a parish in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset; on the East Somerset railway, 2 miles E of Shepton-Mallet. It includes the hamlet of Prestleigh; and its post town is Shepton-Mallet. Acres, 3, 600. Real property, £4, 065. Pop., 667. Houses, 127. The property is much subdivided. A light brown building-stone, in the inferior oolite, is quarried, and was the material of Wells cathedral and Glastonbury Abbey. ...

The fountain-head of the river Dulcot is here, and bears the name of St. Aldhelm's well. St. Aldhelm died in the parish in 709, and was buried in Malmesbury abbey. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacies of East Cranmore, West Cranmore, and Downhead, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £640.* Patron, Colonel Horn The church is cruciform, with octagonal tower. and spire; and was about to be restored in 1869, at a cost of about £4, 000. An ancient cross is in the churchyard; and a fine barn, which belonged to Glastonbury abbey, is near the church. There is a parochial school.

Doulting through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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