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Blackford, Somerset

Historical Description

Blackford, a parish in Somersetshire, 4½ miles WSW of Wincanton, and 3 from Sparkford station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wincanton. Acreage, 724; population, 118. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £152 with residence. The church is Early English, with a fine Norman entrance-arch, and was restored in 1880. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A beautiful spring rises here called the "Nun's Well."

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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBlackford St. Michael 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil