Huntspill  Somerset


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

HUNTSPILL, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Somerset. The village stands near the mouth of the river Parret, 1½ mile SW of Highbridge r. station, and 5½ N of Bridgewater; is a widely scattered place; was once a market town; and has a post office under Bridgewater, and a fair on 29 June. ...

The parish includes also the village of East Huntspill, and the greater part of the tything of Aston-Morris. Acres, 9, 289; of which 3, 345 are water. Real property, £19, 897. Pop. in 1851, 1, 594; in 1861, 1, 695. Houses, 344. The manor belongs to the Rector. The surface is chiefly rich pasturage; and it is bounded, for some way, on one side by the Parret, on the other by the Brue. Brick making is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £650.* Patron, Baliol College, Oxford. The church is later English, in good condition; and consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with porch and tower. The vicarage of East Huntspill is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school with about £6 from endowment, and charities £10.—The sub-district contains also five other parishes and part of another; and is in Bridgewater district. Acres, 19,481. Pop., 4,003. Houses, 817.-The hundred contains only Huntspill and Puriton parishes; and bears the name of Huntspill and Puriton. Acres, 10,921. Pop., 2,299. Houses, 359.

Huntspill through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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