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Rimpton, Somerset

Historical Description

Rimpton, a parish in Somerset, 1 mile ESE of Marston station on the G.W.R, and 3½ miles NNW of Sherborne. It has a post and telegraph office under Sherborne; money order office, Queen Camel. Acreage, 1010; population, 257. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of London. The church is ancient; was restored in 1877, and contains some memorial brasses.

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 parishRimpton St. Mary 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionSherborne 

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

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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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil