Horsington, Somerset Family History

Horsington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Other places in the parish include: South Cheriton, Wilkenthrup, and Wilkenthrop.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Horsington

  • North Cheriton
  • Charlton Horethorne
  • Stowell
  • Abbas Combe
  • Wincanton

Historical Descriptions

South Cheriton

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CheritonĀ (South), a hamlet in Horsington parish, Somerset; 3Ā½ miles SW of Wincanton. Pop., 414.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Somerset
  • Civil Registration District: Wincanton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Wells
  • Diocese: Bath and Wells
  • Rural Deanery: Merston
  • Poor Law Union: Wincanton
  • Hundred: Horethorne
  • Province: Canterbury