"CHARLCOMBE, a parish and small village in the hundred of Hampton, in the county of Somerset, 1 mile from the city of Bath. The Charlcombe water-works for the supply of Bath are in this parish, and the Great Western railway passes near it. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £200, in the patronage of the Mayor and Corporation of Bath, as trustees. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a very ancient stone edifice, said to have been at one period the parish church of the city of Bath." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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