Thorne St Margaret

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Thorne St Margaret is a village in the civil parish of Wellington Without in the Taunton Deane district of Somerset, England. It is situated 3 miles west of Wellington, between the river Tone and the Bristol and Exeter railway.[1] The parish includes Holywell Lake which is one of the Thankful Villages which lost no men in World War I.[2]

Thorne St Margaret
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Bazeley Farmhouse
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Limekiln near Piley Copse
Thorne St Margaret is located in Somerset
Thorne St Margaret
Thorne St Margaret
Location within Somerset
OS grid referenceST098210
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTA21
Dialling code01823
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°58′54″N 3°17′10″W / 50.9818°N 3.2861°W / 50.9818; -3.2861Coordinates: 50°58′54″N 3°17′10″W / 50.9818°N 3.2861°W / 50.9818; -3.2861

The parish of Thorne St Margaret was part of the Milverton Hundred.[3]

The Church of St Margaret serves a parish population of about 50. The church has a 15th-century tower with three bells. The rest of the church was rebuilt in 1865, with a west window, with stained glass, added in 1907. The church is built of hard red sandstone and has a baptismal font dating to Saxon times.[4] It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[5]

References and external linksEdit

  1. ^ "Thorne St Margaret". GenUK. Retrieved 7 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Holywell Lake". Thankful villages. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Church of St Margaret website". Wellington Team Churches. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Church of St Margaret". Retrieved 7 February 2008.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Thorne St Margaret at Wikimedia Commons