Kilmersdon  Somerset


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

KILMERSDON, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Somerset. The village stands, amid picturesque scenery, 6 miles NW by W of Frome r. station; is a seat of petty sessions; contains some good streets, well built and paved; has a post office under Bath, a good inn a temperance hall, with lecture room, a church, national schools, and gas works; and publishes a weekly newspaper. ...

The church is later English; and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with lofty tower.—The parish contains also the hamlets of Coleford, Charlton, Kilmersdon Common, Luckington, Newberry, and Lypiate. Acres, 3, 460. Real property, £5, 611. Pop., 2, 194. Houses, 486. The manor, Ammerdown House, ans much of the land, belong to the Rev. T. R. Joliffe. Ammerdown House is an edifice in the Grecian style, after designs by Wyatt; stands in a park of 4 miles in circuit; and commands extensive views. A beautiful column, 150 feet high, to the memory of Col. T. S. Joliffe, is in the park. The rocks are varions, and include much coal at a great depth. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath. Value, £244.* Patron, the Rev. T. R. Joliffe. The p. curacy of Coleford is a separate benefice. Charities, to the value of £35, inclusive of £23 to a school, are in Kilmersdon; and chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists are in Coleford.-The subdistrict contains also six other parishes and part of another; and is in Frome district. Acres, 11, 588. Pop., 3, 999. Houses, 877.-The hundred contains ten parishes. Acres, 14, 573. Pop., 7, 358. Houses, 1, 572.

Kilmersdon through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th October 2021

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