Kilmington  Somerset


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

KILMINGTON, a parish in the district of Mere, and county of Somerset; adjacent to Wilts, and not far from Dorset, 3½ miles SE of Witham r. station, and 6 ENE of Bruton. It includes the tything of Norton-Ferris; and has a post office under Bath, and a fair on 31 Aug. Its name has been written variously Cilemetone, Culmington, and Kilmanton. ...

Acres, 2, 746. Real property, with Yarnfield, £4, 568. Rated property of K. alone, £3, 282. Pop., 587. Houses, 146. The property is much divided. The manor belonged anciently to the Crown; was given, in the time of Edward I., to the family of Le Port; passed to the Hartgills; and belongs now to Sir A. Hoare, Bart. Alfred's tower, with its historical associations, is within the parish. See ALFRED's ToWER. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £550.* Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and is good. There is a national school.

Kilmington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th December 2021

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