Place:Laverton, Somerset, England

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NameLaverton
TypeHamlet
Coordinates51.277°N 2.32°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoLullington, Somerset, Englandcivil parish in which Laverton located
Frome (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district in which Laverton situated 1894-1974
Mendip, Somerset, Englandnon-metropolitan district in existence since 1974 which includes Laverton

Laverton is a hamlet in the parish of Lullington in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. Its Church of St. Mary dates from the 11th century.

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1822 - Somersetshire delineated by Christopher & John Greenwood

A parish in the hundred of Frome, 4½ miles N. from Frome ; containing 36 inhabited houses, and 38 families, 25 of whom are employed in agriculture. A small rivulet runs through the village, and falls into the river Frome, which passes through the adjoining parish. The church is a small structure, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, with a tower containing three bells. The living is rectorial, in the deanery of Frome; Rev. George Rogers, incumbent; instituted 1817; patron, the Bishop of the diocese. Population, 1801, 134 — 1811, 133 — 1821, 189.

1875 - Somersetshire edited by Edward Robert Kelly

LAVERTON is a parish and village, 120 miles from London, 4½ north from Frome railway station, and 8½ south from Bath, in the Eastern division of the county, Frome hundred, union and county court district, rural deanery of Frome, Wells arctideaconery, diocese of Bath and Wells, 1 mile from the turnpike road from Frome to Bath. The church of St. Mary (although supposed to have been originally dedicated to St. Bartholomew) is a small stone building without tower, in the style of the thirteenth century, having a chancel, nave, and vestry with porch: the chancel window is in three lights, representing in the centre The Crucifixion, on the left St. Mary, and St. John on the right. The register dates from about the middle of the sixteenth century. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value about £300, with residence and 74 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, and held by the Rev. Alexander Benn Russell, B.C.L., of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. 1 here is a National school for hoys and girls, supported by the rector. The manor and land belong to the Duchy of Cornwall. The soil is light and sandy, and the subsoil is clayey. The chief crops are pasture for dairy purposes. The area is 1,034 acres; rateable value, £1,758; in 1871 the population was 143.

1929 - Somerset by George Woosung Wade & Joseph Henry Wade

Laverton, a small village 4½ m. N. from Frome. The church is a small 13th cent. building, with a saddleback tower.

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