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Pointington, Somerset

Historical Description

Pointington or Poyntington, a parish in Somerset, adjacent to Dorset, 3 miles NNE of Sherborne station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Sherborne. Acreage, 1020; population, 135. The property belongs to Lord Willoughby de Broke. The old manor house was the residence of the Malets, and is a fine specimen of 15th-century architecture. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £200 with residence. Patron, Lord Willoughby de Broke. The church is Norman, chiefly Decorated Early English, has a square tower with octagonal turret, and the chancel was rebuilt in 1867.

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 parishPointington All Saints 
Poor Law unionSherborne 

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.