Horsington, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the river Gale, 1 mile NW of Temple-combe station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 3 miles SSW of Wincanton, and has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Templecombe. Acreage of the civil parish, 3130; population, 721; of the ecclesiastical, 751. Horsington House is the seat of the Dodington family. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £760 with residence. The church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1884-86, and contains some good memorial windows. An ancient cross is near it There are Congregational, Baptist, and Wesleyan chapels, a large school-house, and charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Horsington St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Wincanton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Horsington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Horsington (St. John the Baptist))
Online maps of Horsington are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.