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"CHILTON CANTELO, a parish in the hundred of Houndsborough, in the county of Somerset, 4 miles E. of Ilchester, and 3 S.E. of the Marston railway station. It is situated on the road between Yeovil and Rimpton, near the river Yee, and includes the chapelry of Nether-Adbeer. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £260, in the patronage of H. Goodford, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient edifice, in the Norman style of architecture. Here is a school for both sexes. The lord of the manor is Henry Goodford, Esq. The annual value of the charities is about £2." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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