Marston Bigot  Somerset


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

MARSTON-BIGOTT, a village and a parish in Frome district, Somerset. The village stands near the East Somerset railway, 2½ miles SW of Frome r. station; and gives the title of Baron to the Earl of Cork. The parish contains also the hamlet of Gaer-Hill; and its Post town is Frome. Acres, 2,238. ...

Real property, £4,010. Pop. in 1851,449; in 1861,379. Houses, 83. The property is subdivided. The manor, with Marston House, belongs to the Earl of Cork; and came into the possession of his ancestors about 1630. A spot called MarstonMoat was the site of a more ancient manor-house. A field called Conqueror's Mead, near that spct, is said to lhave been the scene of a great battle in ancient times; and it has a barrow, supposed to have been formed by intern ent of the slain. A bastard freestone abounds, and is used for mortar and for manure. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £280.* Patron, the Earl of Cork. The church was rebuilt in 1789; is in the Norman style; consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower; and has beautiful stained glass windows. A chapel of ease is at Gaer-Hill: and national schools are there and at the village.

Marston Bigot through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th October 2021

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