Horrington, Somerset

Historical Description

Horrington, a chapelry in Wells St Cuthbert parish, Somerset, 2 miles E of Wells city and station on the G.W.R. It was constituted in 1844, and includes the tithings of East Horrington and Chilcot. Post town, Wells, Somerset. Population of the ecclesiastical district, 1321, The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Wells. The church was built in 1838.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Civil parish Wells St Cuthbert
Hundred Wells-Forum
Poor Law union Wells

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Church Records

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