Place:South Barrow, Somerset, England

NameSouth Barrow
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates51.045°N 2.565°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoCatsash Hundred, Somerset, Englandhundred in which it was located
Wincanton Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district 1894-1974
South Somerset District, Somerset, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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South Barrow (#28 on map) is a civil parish and a village in Somerset, England approximately 2 miles (3 km) north of Sparkford (#31), immediately south of [Place:North Barrow, Somerset, England|North Barrow]] (#20), and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Ilchester (not on map). According to the UK census of 2011, the parish had a population of 162.

In the 12th century the manor was held by Alured de Ponsand who gave the church to Wells Cathedral who held it until the late 17th century when it was taken over by the Portmans of Orchard Portman.

The Church of St. Peter dates from the 14th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.


South Barrow was originally a parish in the Catsash Hundred, one of the hundreds or early subdivisions of the county of Somerset. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of the Wincanton Rural District.

In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, all urban and rural districts across England were abolished and counties were reorganized into metropolitan and non-metropolitan districts. South Barrow joined the non-metropolitan South Somerset District.

Image:Wincanton Rural 1900 small.png

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