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Corton Denham, Somerset

Historical Description

Corton Denham, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles from Sparkford station on the G.W.R., and 4 N of Sherborne. Post town, Sherborne, which is the money order office; telegraph office, Rimpton. Acreage, 1392; population, 303. Roman coins have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £330 with residence. Patron, Lord Portman. The church was built in 1870 in the Early English style, and is good. There is a Wesleyan, chapel.

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 parishCorton-Denham St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT9
Post TownSherborne