Horsington, Somerset Family History Guide

Gould's Farm Horsington
Gould's Farm Horsington Grade II Listed C17 farmhouse, altered during the C18 and C19. Mike Searle / Gould's Farm Horsington / CC BY-SA 2.0

Horsington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Other places in the parish include: South Cheriton, Wilkenthrup, and Wilkenthrop.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Horsington

  • North Cheriton
  • Charlton Horethorne
  • Stowell
  • Abbas Combe
  • Wincanton

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HORSINGTON, a village and a parish in Wincanton district, Somerset. The village stands near the river Cale, 1 mile NW of Templecombe r. station, and 3¾ SSW of Wincanton; and has a post office under Bath. The parish contains also the hamlets of South Cheriton and Wilkenthrop. Acres, 3,591. Real property, with North Cheriton, £8,782. Rated property, without N. C., £6, 253. Pop., 869. Houses, 181. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to John Bailward, Esq. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £874. Patron, the Rev. Hill D. Wickham. The church, excepting its chancel and its tower, was rebuilt in 1819 in the Italian style; and it contains an old font and a carved flamboyant chest. An ancient cross is near it. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, and Wesleyans, a large school house, and charities £20.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

South Cheriton

Cemetery, South Cheriton, Somerset
Cemetery, South Cheriton, Somerset by Simon Burchell. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Cheriton (South), a hamlet in Horsington parish, Somerset; 3½ miles SW of Wincanton. Pop., 414.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Somerset
  • Civil Registration District: Wincanton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Wells
  • Diocese: Bath and Wells
  • Rural Deanery: Merston
  • Poor Law Union: Wincanton
  • Hundred: Horethorne
  • Province: Canterbury