East Pennard  Somerset


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

PENNARD (East), a village and a parish in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset. The village stands on the Fosse way, 4 miles S S W of Shepton-Mallet r. station; and has a post-office under Shepton-Mallet. The parish contains also the hamlets of Stone, Parbrook, and Huxham. Acres, 2, 829. Real property, £6, 676. ...

Pop., 631. Houses, 138. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to E. B. Napier, Esq. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of West Bradley, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is later English; was partly restored in 1854; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower; and contains a Norman font, an oak altar-screen, and monuments of the Martins and the Napiers. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a church school, and charities £35.

East Pennard through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2021

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