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"BURRINGTON, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Brent-with-Wrington, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles to the N.E. of Axbridge. Wrington is its post town. It is situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, and contains the hamlet of Langford. In the side of the hills is a rocky ravine, called Burrington Combe, the rocks in some places being 250 feet high. Two remarkable caverns exist here, each of which, when discovered, contained a large number of human skeletons. Higher up the Combe is another extensive cavern, the windings of which have not been traced. The scenery of the neighbourhood is romantic. Limestone is obtained here. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £147, in the gift of the inhabitants. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, contains a stained-glass window, with the arms of the Capels of Langford Court, and some beautiful screen-work. The charitable endowments of the parish amount to £18 per annum." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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