Place:Hinton St. George, Somerset, England

NameHinton St. George
Alt namesHinton St Georgesource: from redirect
Hinton-St. Georgesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates50.909°N 2.819°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoCrewkerne Hundred, Somerset, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chard Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district 1894-1974
South Somerset District, Somerset, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1966
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Hinton St. George (#14 on map) is a civil parish and a village in Somerset, England, situated 3 miles (4.8 km) outside of Crewkerne and 10 miles (16.1 km) southwest of Yeovil in the South Somerset District. The parish was part of the hundred of Crewkerne and the Chard Rural District (1894-1974). The village has a population of 442 in the UK census of 2011.

Much of the development of the village occurred under the lords Poulett extending their large house and estate (Hinton House). By the 1560s the three open arable fields had been (enclosed and two large estates of 74 and 68 acres (280,000 m2) created, based on the now disappeared hamlet of Craft. The park contained deer and orchards, with cherry trees.

Image:Chard Rural 1900 small.png

Research Tips

  • GENUKI page on Hinton St. George.
  • An article on Hinton St. George from the Victoria History of the Counties of England – History of the County of Somerset, produced by The Institute of Historical Research.
  • The Somerset Heritage Centre (incorporating what was formerly the Somerset Record Office and the Somerset Local Studies Library) can be found at its new location at Langford Mead in Taunton. It has an online search facility leading to pages of interest, including maps from the First and Second Ordnance Survey (select "Maps and Postcards" from the list at the left, then enter the parish in the search box).
    The Heritage Centre has an email address:
  • Three maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrate the changes in political boundaries over the period 1830-1945. All have expanding scales and on the second and third this facility is sufficient that individual parishes can be inspected.
  • Somerset Hundreds as drawn in 1832. This map was prepared before The Great Reform Act of that year. Note the polling places and representation of the various parts of the county.
  • Somerset in 1900, an Ordnance Survey map showing rural districts, the boundaries of the larger towns, the smaller civil parishes of the time, and some hamlets and villages in each parish
  • Somerset in 1943, an Ordnance Survey map showing the rural districts after the changes to their structure in the 1930s
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