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"WAYFORD, a parish in the hundred of Crewkerne, county Somerset, 3 miles S.W. of Crewkerne, its post town and nearest railway station, and 7 E. of Chard. The village is situated near the river Axe. The parish contains the hamlet of Oathill. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £50. The church has recently been repewed. The register dates from 1600. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum, of which £3 go to a school. J. A. Pinney, Esq., of Blackdown, is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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