Wilton  Somerset


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

WILTON, a parish in Taunton district, Somerset; partly within Taunton borough. It includes a SW suburb of Taunton, and contains Somerset county jail. Post town, Taunton. Acres, 700. Real property, £5,034. Pop. in 1861, 1,030,-of whom 818 were within T. borough, and 121 in the county jail. Houses, 157. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £138.* Patron, J. H. Kinglake, Esq. The church is early English. Charities, £8.

Wilton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th October 2020

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