Broadway  Somerset


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

BROADWAY, a village and a parish in Chard district, Somerset. The village stands near the Chard canal, and near the Chard, Ilminster, and Taunton railway, 2 miles NW of Ilminster r. station; took its name from a Roman way across its site, and through Neroche forest; and has a fair on 14 Sept. The parish includes also the tythings of Capland and Rapps; and its Post Town is Ilminster. ...

Acres, 2,072. Real property, £2,861. Pop., 431. Houses, 89. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £167. Patron, the Rev. Dr. W. Palmer. The church is ancient and cruciform. There are an Independent chapel; and charities £23.

Broadway through time

Broadway 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 Broadway itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th December 2019

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