Tellisford is a village and civil parish 6 miles north east of Frome in the Mendip district of Somerset, England.
1875 - Somersetshire edited by Edward Robert Kelly
TELLISFORD is a parish and village 4 miles south-west from Freshford railway station, 4½ from Bradford-on-Avon, 5 north-east from Frome, and 9 south-west from Bath,in the Eastern division of the county, Wellow hundred, Frome union and rural deanery, Bath county court district, Wells archdeaconry, and diocese of Bath and Wells, situated on the river Frome, which here divides Somersetshire from Wiltshire, and is crossed by a stone bridge. The village was partially destroyed by fire in 1785. The church of All Saints is an ancient structure, restored and re-pewed in 1854, having chancel, nave, tower with 2 bells, and porch. The register dates from the year 1539. The living is a rectory, yearly value £173, with residence and 59 acres of glebe land, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Charles Francis Baker, M.A., of Exeter College, Oxford. The parochial school is endowed with £10 yearly. Here is a fulling mill. The trustees of the late T. H. Houlton, esq., are ords of the manor. The principal landowner is William Goldsmith, esq. The soil is loamy; subsoil, grit and freestone. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, and beans. The area is 757 acres; rateable value, £1,139; and the population in 1871 was 103.
1929 - Somerset by George Woosung Wade & Joseph Henry Wade
Tellisford, a small village 1 m. S. of Farleigh Hungerford. Its church has a passing likeness to that at Farleigh; it preserves within the porch a stoup and a fair Trans. doorway.
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