Place:Stourton with Gasper, Wiltshire, England

NameStourton with Gasper
Alt namesBonhamsource: manor in parish
Gaspersource: manor in parish
Stourtonsource: manor in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.104°N 2.321°W
Located inWiltshire, England     (1895 - )
Also located inSomerset, England     ( - 1895)
See alsoNorton Ferris Hundred, Somerset, Englandhundred in which it was part located while in Somerset
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Stourton in Wiltshire should not be confused with Stourton in Warwickshire or Stourton in Staffordshire.

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The civil parish of Stourton with Gasper consists of three ancient manors: Stourton, Bonham and Gasper. Bonham and Gasper were in Somerset until 1895, when a boundary revision passed the entire parish to Wiltshire. The 2001 census recorded a parish population of 201.

Stourton is a village in Wiltshire, England. The village is close to the county boundary with Somerset and about 8.5 miles (13.7 km) south of the Somerset market town of Frome.

Stourton is part of the Stourhead estate, now in the ownership of the National Trust.

The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter contains family monuments of the Hoare family, owners of the estate. The architect and mason Nathaniel Ireson was churchwarden in the 1720s and may have done work on the church himself. The antiquarian William Coxe was rector from 1801 to 1811.

Two miles southwest are the earthwork remains of a motte-and-Bailey castle known as Castle Orchard.

Part of the parish of Stourton was within the Norton Ferris Hundred.

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