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"ALFORD, a parish in the hundred of Catsash, in the county of Somerset, 2 miles to the W. of Castle Cary. It is situated on the small river Brue, and has a mineral spring at a farm, called Alford Well, which was formerly much frequented for the curb of scurvy and jaundice. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value, with that of Hornblotton, £788, in the patronage of the Rev. J. G. Thring, rector." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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