"LIMINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Stone, county Somerset, 1 mile E. of Ilchester, its post town, and 6 W. of Sparkford. It is situated on the river Yeo, and contains the tything of Draycott. The village is small and entirely agricultural. The soil consists of loam and clay. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £410. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £366, in the patronage of Wadham College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient stone structure with a lofty tower containing four bells. The interior of the church contains the cypher of Cardinal Wolsey, who once held the living, several monuments, including one to Sir Richard Gyverney, who founded the chantry in 1329, and several of the Beatons, to whom this parish belonged. The register dates from 1680. There is a National school for both sexes, built in 1834, in which a Sunday-school is also held. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship. G. D. Digby, Esq., is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
- Details of Somerset Heritage Centre holdings relating to this parish.
- The Phillimore & Co. transcript of marriages in this parish from 1695 - 1812 are available on CD-ROM from UK Genealogy Archives
- 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 Limington 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.
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