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"HOLTON, a parish in the hundred of Whitley, county Somerset, 2 miles S.W. of Wincanton, its post town, and 3 from the station of the South-Western railway. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The soil consists of clay and stone brash, with sand in parts. The land is chiefly in pasture, and orchard and dairy farming is extensively carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £100. The church, dedicated to St. John, is a stone structure, with a tower containing three bells. A Sunday-school is held at the clerk's house. Messrs. Plucknett are lords of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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