Place:Foxcote, Somerset, England

Alt namesForscotesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates51.298°N 2.407°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoHemington, Somerset, Englandcivil parish in which Foxcote located since 1933
Frome (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district in which Foxcote situated 1894-1974
Mendip, Somerset, Englandnon-metropolitan district in existence since 1974 which includes Foxcote

Foxcote is a very small village located since 1933 in the civil parish of Hemington. The village is east of Shoscombe, about 8 miles (13 km) miles southwest from Bath, and 6 miles (10 km) miles northwest of Frome.


Historic Descriptions

1822 - Somersetshire Delineated by Christopher and John Greenwood

FORSCOTT — a parish in the hundred of Wellow, 8 miles N.W. from Frome; containing 10 inhabited houses, and as many families, the whole of whom are employed in agriculture. A small rivulet runs through this parish, under a stone bridge, and pursues its course to the river Avon, by Wellow, turning several mills in its way. The church is a small neat edifice, dedicated to St. James, consisting of a nave and chancel, with a tower at the west end im which are two bells. The living is a rectory, in the deanery of Frome 5 Rev. Israel Lewis, incumbent; instituted 1806. Population, 1801, 100 — 1811, 129 — 1821, 115.

1875 - Somersetshire edited by Edward Robert Kelly

FOXCOTE (or FORSCOTE) is a parish and small village, 7 miles south-west from Bath, 7 north-west from Frome, and 2 north-east from Radstock railway stations, in the Eastern division of the county, western division of Wellow hundred, union and county court district of Frome, rural deanery of Frome, archdeaconry of Wells, and diocese of Bath and Wells, situated on a stream which divides the parish from Wellow. The church of St. James has a small ancient tower with four pinnacles and the rest of the building modern, and consists of a chancel and nave. The register dates from the year 1696. The living is a rectory, £105 tithe rent-charge, with residence and 40 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Sir J. Henry Greville Smyth, hart., and held by the Rev. Alfred Odell Elwell, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford. Sir John Henry Greville Smyth, bart., is lord of the manor and the principal landowner. A corn mill stands on the small stream that runs through the village. There is an abundance of coal here, which is worked by a company. The soil is a yellow clay, lying on the inferior oolite, under which is bastard freestone. The crops are the usual cereals. The area is 580 acres; rateable value, £842; and the population in 1871 was 64.

1929 - Somerset by George Woosung Wade & Joseph Henry Wade

Foxcote (or Forscote) is a small hamlet 2 m. E.N.E. of Radstock. The church is modern, with the exception of the tower.

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