Timsbury, Somerset

Timsbury, Somerset

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Timsbury is a village and civil parish in the Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority of the county of Somerset, south-west of Bath England. The parish, which includes the hamlets of Meadgate, Radford and Wall Mead, has a population of 2,581.


The village has been known as Timfborough, Tymmersbarue, Timsbarrow (meaning Timbered grove), Timsbyre (wooded hillside) and Temsbury throughout its long history.

Timsbury has been a settlement since the Bronze Age. Some of the earliest written records show an entry in the Norman Domesday Book of 1086.<blockquote>"Williams holds Timsbury from the Bishop of Coutance. Ape held it before 1066. It paid tax for 3 hides, land for 3 ploughs, in lordship, 1 plough, 2 slaves, one and one half hides, 2 villagers and 1 smallholder with 1 plough and one and one half hides, 2 parts of a mill which pays two shillings, meadow 26 acres. Pasture as well, 1 cob, 9 cattle, 14 pigs and 60 sheep, the value was 26 shillings, now 50 shillings."</blockquote>The entry then goes on to describe the Mill at Radford which is to the south of the village.

thumb|left|Timsbury Manor house viewed from the AvenueTimsbury House was a large mansion house owned by the Samborne family. Built towards the end of the 15th century by Richard Samborne. His successor Barnaby...
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