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Sparkford, Somerset

Historical Description

Sparkford, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 4½ miles SSW of Castle Gary, with a station on the G.W.R., 126 miles from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bath. Acreage, 1026; population, 287. Bronze celts and Roman relics are found. Sparkford Hall is the chief residence. A large fortnightly repository sale is held. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £220 with residence. The church, excepting the tower and chancel, was rebuilt in 1824.

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 parishSparkford St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sparkford 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