Somerset eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 291 pages of information about Somerset.

Yeovilton, a parish 2 m.  E. of Ilchester.  Its church retains but few features of interest, but notice should be taken of (1) the remains of the stoups in the N. porch and at the W. door; (2) the two piscinas (that in the chancel has a quaint carving below it); (3) the bracket in the S. wall of the nave, and the old corbels built into the walls of the chancel; (4) the fragments of ancient glass in the W. and E. windows, the former displaying the arms of Bishop Beckington, and the latter having the letters R.S. and the figure of a swan, the initials and rebus of Richard Swan (one of Bishop Beckington’s executors), who was rector here.  There is also an incised slab to the memory of Sir John Hunt of Speckington (d. 1626).  One of the bells dates from 1435.

[Illustration:  NINE SPRINGS, YEOVIL]


Places of interest mentioned in the text, but not entered under separate headings in the alphabetical list.  The figures refer to pages.

Alfoxden 156
Allerford 209
Barlynch Priory 122
Blackmoor Farm 75
Bower Farm 127
Brymore House 77
Cockercombe 213
Combwich 201
Creech Hill 130
Danesborough 214
Devil’s Punch Bowl 80, 182
Dundon Beacon 107
Ebbor Rocks 283
Gaulden Farm 246
Goblin Combe 98
Gothelney Hall 83
Gurney Street Farm 78
Halsway 56
Halswell House 146
Hanging Chapel 169
Hare Knap 156
Hautville’s Quoit 224
Hestercombe 167
Higher Wadeford 106
Holwell Cavern 32
King Ina’s Palace 205
Lamb’s Lair 80, 149
Lytes Cary House 84
Malmesmead 199
Marshwood Farm 78
Mouncey Castle 122
Mynchin Buckland 127
Naish Priory 105
Parkfield Monument 117
Richmont Castle 149
Sedgemoor 18, 88, 273
Seven Wells Combe 213
Sexey’s Hospital 68
Small Down 90
Stantonbury 225
Stoney Littleton 254
Sutton Court 234
Tarr Steps 122
Walton Castle 103
Wansdyke 11, 52, 129
Weary All Hill 145



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Alfred, King
Allen, Ralph
Alphege, Archbp. 
Arthur, King
Asser, Bp. 
Audley, Lord
Austen, Jane


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