Nettlecombe  Somerset


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

NETTLECOMBE, a parish in Williton district, Somerset; 3 miles S W of Williton r. station, and 6½ N by W of Wiveliscombe. It contains the hamlets of Baggearn-Huish, Egypt, Coulton, Clitsome, Harpers, Holcombe-Water, Torr, Slade, Vample-Cross, Yean, and Wood ford; and its post town is either Bicknoller or Williton, under Taunton. ...

Acres, 2, 800. Real property, with Wood-Advent, £4, 395. Rated property of N. alone, £3, 264. Pop., 327. Houses, 69. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Nettlecombe Court, belongs to Sir W. Trevelyan, Bart. N.-C. is a very fine mansion; contains a grant deed of N. estate of the time of Henry II., a miniature portrait of Charles I. worked with hisown hair, and many other curiosities; and stands amidextensive and beautiful grounds, in which is a beechmeasuring 17 feet in girth. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £500.* Patron, Sir W. Trevelyan, Bart. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower; and is good. There is a national school.

Nettlecombe through time

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

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


Date accessed: 21st October 2021

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