Moorlinch  Somerset


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

MOORLINCH, a village, a township, and a parish in Bridgewater district, Somerset. The village stands 3¾ miles ESE of Shapwick r. station, and 6¼ E of Bridgewater; and has a fair on 20 Aug. The township comprises 1,122 acres. Real property, £2,454. Pop. in 1851,378; in 1861,334. ...

Houses, 81. The parish contains also the chapelries of Catcott, Edington, Sutton-Mallett, Stawell, and Chilton-upon-Polden; and its Post town is Ashcott, under Bath. Acres, 9,252. Real property, £19,368. Pop. in 1851,2,439; in 1861,2,329. Houses, 534. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to B.Greenhill, Esq. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Stawell and Sutton-Mallett, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £500.* Patron, the Rev. R. J. Luscombe. The church is partly early English; and consist of nave and chancel, with a tower. The p. curacies of Catcott, Burtle, and Edington-with-Chilton-upon-Polden, are separate benefices. There are independent chapels in Moorlinch and Chilton-upon-Polden, a Wesleyan chapel in Catcott, a Primitive Methodist chapel in Bur.le, and national schools in Moorlinch and Catcott. The charities amount to £152.

Moorlinch through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th April 2024

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