North Cheriton lies in the northern part of the Horethorne hundred, Eastern division of the County and is near Wincanton. This parish is bounded by the parishes of Holton and Maperton to the North, Wincanton to the East, Horsington to the South and Charlton Horethorne to the West. At one time this parish also included the detached hamlet of Lattiford which for civil purposes was amalgamated with Holton towards the end of the 19th Century.
A small parish of about 727 acres which is mainly meadow and pasture. The parish church is dedicated to St John the baptist is an ancient edifice of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 4 bells. The church was restored and enlarged in 1878. The Parish Register dates from 1558.
From 1889 Kelly's Directory.
Cheriton is a parish, 3 miles north west from Temple Coombe station
on the Salisbury and Yeovil section of the London and South Western
railway, and 3 miles south west from Wincanton station on the Somerset
and Dorset Junction railway, in the Eastern division of the County,
Horethorne Hundred, Wincanton petty sessional division, union and county
court district, rural deanery of Milborne Port, archdeaconry of Wells
and diocese of Bath and Wells. The church of St John the baptist is
an ancient edifice of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles,
consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch
and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 4 bells. The
church was restored and enlarged in 1878 at a cost of #830, when an
ancient oak screen of 15th century date, purchased by the late Frederick
Gale Esq: (ob. 1877), was restored and fitted within the chancel arch
by his daughters. The chancel and organ chamber were erected in 1886,
at a cost of #620. The curved oak pulpit is dated 1633, and the east
window is stained ..............