Parish of Norton-sub-Hamdon.
The parish of Norton is situated in the southern division of Somerset, and lies on the main road between Crewkerne and Ilchester, at a distance of five miles from the former, six miles from the latter, and six miles from Yeovil. It is known as Norton-under-Ham, Norton-sub-Hamdon, and in some ancient documents Norlon-juxta-Hlamden, and Norton-juxta-Montacute.
"Hams" or "tons" abound in the district as place names and have the same meaning, that is, inhabited place or manor. Our family word "home" comes from "ham"..... '
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