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"BABCARY, a parish in the hundred of Catsash, in the county of Somerset, 4 miles to the N.E. of Ilchester. Somerton is its post town. It is watered by the small river Cary, a feeder of the Parrot, and contains the hamlets of Farringdon and Steart. The stream gives name to this and several other villages. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, of the value of £450, in the patronage of the Rev. W. H. Twemlow, rector. The church is dedicated to the Holy Cross." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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