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Kingsdon

"KINGSDON, a parish in the hundred of Somerton, county Somerset, 2 miles S.E. of Somerton, 2 N. of Ilchester, and 6 W. of the Sparkford railway station. The village, which is small, is situated on the Roman road Fosse Way. The soil is clay. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £330. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £432, in the patronage of the University College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to All Sainte, is an ancient structure with a tower containing five bells and a clock. Near the door is a basin for consecrated water, and in the transept the recumbent figure of a Knight Templar in armour. The Independents have a place of worship. There is a school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. Charles A. Moody, Esq., is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kingsdon area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kingsdon has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST510260 (Lat/Lon: 51.031205, -2.700169), Kingsdon which are provided by:

Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.

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