Lyncombe  Somerset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lyncombe like this:

LYNCOMBE AND WIDCOMBE, a parish, which is also a sub-district, in Bath district, Somerset; on the river Avon and the Great Western railway, within Bath city. Acres, 1,845. Real property, £32,205; of which £204 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851,9,974; in 1861, 9,900. Houses, 1,715. The parish is ecclesiastically cut into two sections, the one Lyncombe, the other Widcombe. ...

Pop. of the W. section, in 1861,4,592. Houses, 838. The two livings are vicarages in the diocese of Bath and Wells; and that of W. is united with the chapelry of St. Matthew. Value of L., £235; of W., £300. Patrons of both, Simeon's Trustees. The church of L. was built in 1832; is in the later English style; and has a tower. The church of W. is the oldest in the city; has been partially restored; and has an ivy-clad, tower. St. Luke's church, to serve for the outlying parts of the parish, was built in 1868, at a cost of £2,850, without tower and spire, to be afterwards erected; and is in the early decorated style. The Bath workhouse is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 616 inmates.

The location is based on those of Lyncombe Hill and Lyncombe Vale on modern 1:25,000 maps.

Lyncombe through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lyncombe in Bath and North East Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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