Shepton Mallet  Somerset


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Shepton Mallet like this:

Shepton Mallet (popularly Shepun), market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, 5 miles SE. of Wells and 120 SW. of London, 3572 ac., pop. 5322; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Shepton Mallet, known to the Saxons as Sepeton, possesses a fine old parish church, an endowed grammar school, and a considerable market-place, in the centre of which stands a handsome market-cross of hexagonal form, erected in 1500. It has mfrs. of silk, velvet, crape, ribbons, &c., an extensive brewing trade, and a large corn market.

Shepton Mallet through time

Shepton Mallet is now part of Mendip district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mendip has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Shepton Mallet itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shepton Mallet, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th June 2022

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