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Limington, Somerset

Historical Description

Limington, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 1 mile SE of Ilchester, and 5½ miles NE of Martock station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Ilchester. The parish includes the tithing of Draycott. Acreage, 1686; population, 266. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £264 with residence. Patron, Wadham College, Oxford. The church is Early Decorated and Later English; consists of nave, chantry chapel (founded by Sir R. de Gyverny in 1329, and contains his tomb), and chancel, with porch and lofty tower containing a peal of six bells; and there is a recumbent effigies of Sir Gilbert Gyverny of the 14th century, two maral monuments of the Beatons, and the arms of Lord Harrington of the 15th century. The nave and chantry chapel were restored in 1882-the chancel about twenty years earlier. There are some very fine specimens of carved woodwork of about 1530 date. The roof of the chantry chapel is remarkable, consisting of solid stone slabs. with stone ribs. A new organ was placed in the church in 1887. Cardinal Wolsey was rector in 1500. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 parishLimington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionYeovil 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Limington 1695-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Limington from the following:


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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 districtBA22
Post TownYeovil