Witham Friary  Somerset


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

WITHAM-FRIARY, a parish, with a village and several hamlets, in Frome district, Somerset; on the Wilts and Somerset railway, at the junction of the line to Wells, 5 miles SSW of Frome. It has a post-office under Frome, and a r. station. Acres, 4,970. Real property, £6,020. Pop., 576. Houses, 125. ...

The manor belongs to the Duke of Somerset. New Hitchins Park is the residence of Major Gwatkin. A Carthusian friary was built at the church, by Henry II.; and was given, at the dissolution, to R. Hopton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £106.* Patron, the Duke of Somerset. The church comprises nave and apse of the ancient friary chapel, with a modern tower. There is a national school.

Witham Friary through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th August 2020

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