Yeovil  Somerset


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Yeovil like this:

Yeovil, mun. bor., market town, and par., Somerset, on river Yeo or Ivel, 22 miles SE. of Bridgwater, 50½ miles S. of Bristol, and 124¾ miles SW. of London by rail - par., 4056 ac., pop. 9507; bor., 700 ac., pop. 8479; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Friday and Saturday. ...

Yeovil, known at Domesday as Ivel, is an old prescriptive borough. The parish church is a fine cruciform edifice, with a 15th century tower. The woollen trade once carried on has died out, but there is an extensive mfr. of kid and other gloves. Brewing is carried on. Yeovil is a railway centre of some importance.

Yeovil through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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