Freshford  Somerset


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

FRESHFORD, a village and a parish in the district of Bradford, and county of Somerset. The village stands . amid charming environs, on the southern declivity of a richly wooded hill, with extensive and interesting views, on the river Avon, at the boundary with Wilts, adjacent to the Bathampton branch of the Great Western railway, near the Avon and Kennet canal, 4½ miles SSE of Bath; and has a station on the railway, a post office under Bath, and a fair on 6 Sept. ...

The parish contains also several hamlets. Acres, 561. Real property, £2, 700. Pop., 584. Houses, 131. The manor belonged to Hinton abbey; and passed to the Davisons and Lord Methuen. Building-stone and fullers' earth occur. Sir William Napier wrote here his " History of the Peninsular War. " The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Woodwick, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £340. Patron, the Rev.B. Rodwell. The church has a tower, and is very good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a parochial school, and charities £30.

Freshford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th September 2019

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