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"BUCKLAND DINHAM, a parish in the hundred of Kilmersdon, in the county of Somerset, 2 miles to the N. of Frome, its post town, which is a station on the Great Western railway. It is situated in a pleasant district, and was anciently a market town and a place of some importance. It was at one time the seat of a good woollen trade. The assizes were occasionally held here. In the neighbouring valleys teasel is grown, the cultivation of which, for use in the woollen manufacture, employs many of the villagers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £163, in the gift of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The Wesleyans have a chapel here. The charities are worth about £10 a year." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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