Horsington (St. John the Baptist)

HORSINGTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Wincanton, hundred of Horethorne, E. division of Somerset, 4 miles (S. by W.) from Wincanton; containing, with the hamlets of South Cheriton and Wilkenthrupp, 915 inhabitants. It is on the road from Wincanton to Blandford, and comprises about 3400 acres: sandstone is quarried for building. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £18. 6. 0½., and in the gift of J. A. Wickham, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £895, and the glebe comprises 78 acres. The church has been enlarged. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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