YEOVIL , amarket
See also:town and municipal
See also:borough in the S.
See also:parliamentary division of
See also:Somersetshire, England, on the
See also:Great Western and South-Western
See also:railways, 127 M . W. by S. of
See also:London . Pop . (1901) 9861 . The town lies on the
See also:river Yeo, and is a thriving place, with a few old houses . The
See also:church of St
See also:John the Baptist is a perpendicular cruciform structure, consisting of
See also:nave of seven bays, aisles, transepts and lofty western tower . There are some 15th- and 16th-century
See also:brasses, a dark
See also:cradle roof, and an early 13th-century crypt under the chancel . The town is famous for its manufacture of gloves (dating from 1565) . Its agricultural
See also:trade is consider-able . The town is governed by a mayor, 4 aldermen and 12 councillors .
See also:Area, 654 acres . Yeovil (Gyoele, Evill, Ivle, Yeoele) before the
See also:Conquest was
See also:part of the private domains of the Anglo-Saxon
See also:kings .
The town owed its origin to trade, and became of some
See also:size in the 13th century . In 14th-century documents it is described as a town or borough governed by a portreeve, who frequently came into conflict with the
See also:parson of St John's church, who had become
See also:lord of the
See also:manor of Yeovil during the reign of
See also:Henry III . The corporation in the 18th century consisted of a portreeve and eleven burgesses, and was abolished when the town was reincorporated in 1853 . Fairs on the 17th of
See also:July and the 6th of
See also:November were held under
See also:grant of Henry VII., and were important for the sale of
See also:leather and of woollen
See also:cloth, both made in the town . The
See also:Friday market
See also:dates from 1215 . There is a great market every other Friday and a monthly
See also:horse sale .
CHARLES TYSON YERKES (1837-1905)
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