Orchardleigh  Somerset


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

ORCHARDLEIGH, a parish in Frome district, Somerset; on the river Frome, 2 miles N of Frome r. station. Post-town, Frome. Acres, 715. Real property, £1, 841. Pop., 34. Houses, 9. The property belonged formerlyto the Champneys, and belongs now to W. Duckworth, Esq. Orchardleigh Park is Mr. ...

D.'s seat; and hasgrounds to the extent of nearly 800 acres, all noblywooded and highly ornamental. The old mansion of the Champneys still stands in a hollow; and the mansion of Mr. D. is a new edifice. The living is a rectory, united in 1867 with Lullington, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. value, £296.* Patron, W. Duckworth, Esq. The church is early English; and consists of nave, transept, and chancel, with porch and small tower.

Orchardleigh through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th October 2021

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