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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Pointington All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Sherborne|
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.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pointington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pointington (All Saints))
Online maps of Pointington 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.