Lyng  Somerset


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

LING, or LYNG, a village and a parish in Bridgewater district, Somerset. The village stands near the river Tone, the Bridgewater and Taunton canal, and the Durston and Athelney stations of the Bridgewater and Yeovil railway, 6 miles SSE of Bridgewater; and has a postoffice under Taunton, and a fair on the first Monday of Aug.-?he parish includes Athelney island, and part of Burrowbridge chapel?. ...

Acres, 1,409. Real property, £3,523. Pop., 390. Houses, 77. The property is divided chiefly among four. The manor belongs to R. Gatcombe, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Valne, £121. Patron, R. K. Meade King, Esq. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. There is a national school. See ATHELNEY.

Lyng through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th August 2020

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