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"CHARLTON ADAM, (or East Charlton), a parish in the hundred of Somerton, in the county of Somerset, 4 miles S. of Ilchester, and 6 N.W. of Sparkford railway station on the Great Western line. It is situated on the river Cary. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £137, in the patronage of the Rev. Guy Bryan. The church, dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul, is a stone edifice in the perpendicular style of architecture. The register commences as early as 1550. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The lord of the manor is F. H. Dickinson, Esq." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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