Penselwood, Somerset

Historical Description

Penselwood, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, adjacent to Dorsetshire and Wilts, 3 ¼ miles NE by E of Wincanton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Bath; money order and telegraph office, Bourton. Acreage, 1112 ; population of the civil parish, 353; of the ecclesiastical, 362. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a. chairman. The manor belongs to the Earl of Ilchester and the Hoare family. A barrow and the site of a very ancient church are at Ballands. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £200 with residence. The church is Later English; has been restored; consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower ; and contains. an old font, a piscina, and several monuments. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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

Administration

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

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Penscellwood St. Michael
Hundred Norton-Ferris
Poor Law union Wincanton

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Church Records

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Visitations Heraldic

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