Thorne St Margaret

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50°58′54″N3°17′10″W / 50.9818°N 3.2861°W / 50.9818; -3.2861 Coordinates: 50°58′54″N3°17′10″W / 50.9818°N 3.2861°W / 50.9818; -3.2861

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]

Civil parish territorial designation and lowest tier of local government in England, UK

In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government, they are a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. Civil parishes can trace their origin to the ancient system of ecclesiastical parishes which historically played a role in both civil and ecclesiastical administration; civil and religious parishes were formally split into two types in the 19th century and are now entirely separate. The unit was devised and rolled out across England in the 1860s.

Wellington Without human settlement in United Kingdom

Wellington Without is a civil parish in the Taunton Deane district of Somerset, England.

Taunton Deane Non-metropolitan district in England

Taunton Deane is a local government district with borough status in Somerset, England. Its council is based in Taunton.

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]

Church of St Margaret, Thorne St Margaret church in United Kingdom. NHLE number: 1180128

The Anglican Church of St Margaret in Thorne St Margaret, Somerset, England was built in the 15th century. It is a Grade II* listed building.

Anglo-Saxons Germanic tribes who started to inhabit parts of Great Britain from the 5th century onwards

The Anglo-Saxons were a cultural group who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century, and the direct ancestors of the majority of the modern British people. They comprise people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe, their descendants, and indigenous British groups who adopted many aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and language; the cultural foundations laid by the Anglo-Saxons are the foundation of the modern English legal system and of many aspects of English society; the modern English language owes over half its words – including the most common words of everyday speech – to the language of the Anglo-Saxons. Historically, the Anglo-Saxon period denotes the period in Britain between about 450 and 1066, after their initial settlement and up until the Norman conquest. The early Anglo-Saxon period includes the creation of an English nation, with many of the aspects that survive today, including regional government of shires and hundreds. During this period, Christianity was established and there was a flowering of literature and language. Charters and law were also established. The term Anglo-Saxon is popularly used for the language that was spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons in England and eastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century. In scholarly use, it is more commonly called Old English.

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  1. "Thorne St Margaret". GenUK. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
  2. "Holywell Lake". Thankful villages. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  3. "Somerset Hundreds". GENUKI. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. "Church of St Margaret website". Wellington Team Churches. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  5. "Church of St Margaret". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-02-07.

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