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Winsford, Somerset

Historical Description

Winsford, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 5 miles N by W of Dulverton station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Dulverton; telegraph office, Dulverton. Acreage, 8740; population, 418. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Acland. Iron ore was formerly worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £360. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, and was thoroughly restored in 1891. A Wesleyan chapel was erected in 1889.

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 parishWinsford St. Mary Magdalene 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionDulverton 

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 Winsford 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA24
Post TownMinehead