I took the road for the village of Beckington. This is a most interesting place for many reasons. The church, which is dedicated to St. Gregory, was originally Norman, as the work in the tower manifestly shows, but was in the days of Perpendicular architecture considerably enlarged, and the church is in fact a Perpendicular one.
Somerset To wit} To the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Batcombe in the said County of Somerset to execute and convey, And to the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Beckington in this County of Somerset to Receive and Obey.
Thomas De Beckyngton was Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1443 to 1465. This short biography was first published in Myths, Scenes & Worthies of Somerset By Charlotte Gilson Allen Boger in 1887
Published in 1896 by John Ashton in his book The Devil in Britain and America, this acount of The Case of Mary Hill of Beckington was originally recorded by May Hill, the Minister of Beckington in 1691.
The following announcement regarding the sale by auction of several properties in Beckington appeared on Monday, August 24th, 1812 in the Salisbury & Winchester Journal.
The following account of the fire at Beckington on Sunday, November 3, 1782 was published on Monday, December 2, 1782 in the Salisbury & Winchester Journal.
The following article was published by Professor A. H.Sayce in the August 1898 edition of The Contemporary Review and expands on a prvious article. “On some Excommunications and Public Penances in Somerset in the time of Archbishop Laud”, published by Mr. E. Green in the “Proceedings” of the Bath Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club for 1875.
In 1848 the village of Beckington, near Frome in Somerset obtained a new school room attached to the chapel. This is how the opening was reported in the February 1849 edition of The Church.
August 8, 2007 at 9:18 am (Genealogy, Location)
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