Winsham, Somerset

Historical Description

Winsham, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 2½ miles ENE of Chard Road station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Chard; telegraph office, Chard. Acreage, 3306; population of the civil parish, 794; of the ecclesiastical, 884. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The living is a rectory, with Cricket annexed, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £265 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is Early English and good, and contains a painting of the Crucifixion on a panel, and monuments to the Henly and Royse families. There are a Congregational chapel and a large stone cross.

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
Hundred Kingsbury
Poor Law union Chard

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA20
Post TownChard