Hinton St George  Somerset


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

HINTON-ST. GEORGE, a village and a parish in Chard district, Somerset. The village stands 4 miles NW of Crewkerne r. station, and 4 ESE of Ilminster; is well built; has a post office under Taunton, and a fair on 23 April; and gives the title of Viscount to Earl Poulett. The parish comprises 1, 500 acres, and is the property of Earl Poulett. ...

Real property, £4, 123. Pop., 761. Houses, 167. The manor belonged to the Powtnels and the Denebands, and passed to the Pouletts. Hinton House is the seat of Earl Poulett; dates from the time of Henry VII.; has a garden front designed by Inigo Jones; and stands in a fine park of about 600 acres. Family pictures in it were given to the great Lord Clarendon, and are now at the Grove in Herts and at Bothwell castle in Scotland. Vantage grounds in the parish command extensive and beautiful views; and one of them has glimpses of both Bristol channel and the English channel. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £200.* Patron, Earl Poulett. The church is early English; comprises nave, S aisle, and chancel, with S porch and lofty tower; and has a fine memorial window, of recent erection, to the children of Earl Poulett. There are a national school and charities £68.

Hinton St George through time

Hinton St George 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 Hinton St George itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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