Drayton  Somerset


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

DRAYTON, a parish in Langport district, Somerset; adjacent to the river Isle, and to the Durston and Yeovil railway, 1½ mile SW of Langport. It includes the tything of Middleney, the hamlet of Westover, and part of the tythings of Burton-Pynsent and Week; and its post town is Langport, under Taunton. Acres, 2, 165. Real property, £3, 581. Pop., 557. Houses, 118. Limestone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £97. Patron, R. T. Combe, Esq. The church is later English, with a Norman doorway. There is a parochial school.

Drayton through time

Drayton 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 Drayton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th January 2022

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