"CLOSWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Houndsborough, in the county of Somerset, 2 miles N.E. of the Sutton station on the London and Exeter direct line, and 3 miles S. of Yeovil, its post town. It is situated on the river Yee. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £220, in the patronage of Lord Portman. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a stone edifice in the perpendicular style. The register dates from 1685. There are a dame and Sunday schools. The rectory is an ancient edifice of the time of James I. The lord of the manor is Lord Portman." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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