Jump to navigation
If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.
We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.
"SPARKFORD, a parish in the hundred of Catsash, county Somerset, 6 miles from Ilchester, its post town, and 5¼ S. W. of Castle Carey. It is a station on the Great Western railway. The village is of small extent and chiefly agricultural. The soil is a sandy loam, with a subsoil of blue clay and marl. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £266. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, has a tower containing three bells; it was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1824. The register dates from 1729. There are day and Sunday schools for both sexes. Sparkford Hall is the principal residence. The Rev. H. Bennett, J.P., is lord of the manor. Roman and British antiquities have been found here." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sparkford area or see them printed on a map.
Ask for a calculation of the distance from Sparkford to another place.
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.