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Marksbury, Somerset

Historical Description

Marksbury, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 3¼ miles S of Keynsham station on the G.W.R., and 5½ WSW of Bath, and has a post office under Saltford (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Timsbury. The parish contains also the hamlet of Houndstreet. Acreage, 1293; population, 234. Honndstreet Manor House is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £195 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower, and a peal of six bells. 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 parishMarksbury St. Peter 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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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.

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath