Haslebury Plucknett  Somerset


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

HASELBURY-PLUCKNETT, a village and a parish in Yeovil district, Somerset. The village stands near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 2 miles NNW of Crewkerne; and has a post office, of the name of Haselbury, under Crewkerne. The parish comprises 2, 069 acres. Real property, £3, 954. Pop., 834. ...

Houses, 172. The property is divided amoug a few. The manor belongs to Lord Portman. Freestone and limestone are quarried; and the manufacture of girths and haircloth is carried on. A hermit, called Wulfric, lived here in the time of Henry I., and is the subject of curious local legends. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £133. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church was built about 1825; and consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower. There is a national school.

Haslebury Plucknett through time

Haslebury Plucknett 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 Haslebury Plucknett itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 26th January 2022

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