Ilchester, Somerset

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Ilchester is a village in Somerset

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Ilchester within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Ilchester in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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 in the Domesday Book

A village in Tintinhull hundred, in the county of Somerset.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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