"KILMERSDON, a parish in the hundred of KILMERSDON, county of SOMERSET, 6 miles (N. W. by W.) from Frome, comprising the hamlets of Charlton, Coleford, Kilmersdon, Kilmersdon-Common, Luckington, and Lypeat, and containing 1991 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the perpetual curacies of Ashwick and Coleford annexed, in the archdeaconry of Wells, and diocese of Bath and Wells, rated in the king's books at £6. 18. 6., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, is extremely light and elegant, and has a lofty tower. A new church is in progress of erection at Coleford. There are two places of worship for Methodists and one for Presbyterians. The Rev. Thomas Shute, in 1719, gave a rent charge of £20 towards the support of a school for forty children, to which Mrs. Mary Freeman, in 1760, bequeathed £100, to be placed at interest for repairs and for the purchase of books." [Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Details of Somerset Heritage Centre holdings relating to this parish.
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Kilmersdon has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 1st edition (c.1884-1887) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 2nd edition (c.1900) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST695513 (Lat/Lon: 51.260081, -2.438707), Kilmersdon which are provided by:
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