Ilchester  Somerset


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ilchester like this:

Ilchester, par. and vil., mid. Somerset, on river Yeo, 5 miles NW. of Yeovil, 653 ac., pop. 683; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. Ilchester is of ancient origin, and was at one time the chief town in Somerset. It was the birthplace of Roger Bacon (1214-1292), Franciscan monk and philosopher, and gives the title of earl to family of Fox Strangways.

Ilchester through time

Ilchester is now part of South Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ilchester itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ilchester in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 10th December 2019

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