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"CHILCOMPTON, a parish in the hundred of Chewton, in the county of Somerset, 6 miles N.E. of Shepton Mallett, and 7 N.E. of Wells. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £129, in the patronage of H. S. W. Tooker, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. John, was rebuilt in 1839, and is in the pointed style of architecture. The register commences in 1685. Here is a Wesleyan chapel, and a parochial school for both sexes. Henry Werret in 1681 left £100, the interest whereof to be applied for apprenticing poor boys of the parish, and about 30s. per annum to be distributed in bread to the poor. The lord of the manor is the Marquis of Bath. Near Blacker's Hill are the traces of a Roman camp." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


  • Chilcompton In Focus - Two, by David J. Strawbridge, 1994, 133pp, ISBN 0951078826



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