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Combe St Nicholas

"COMBE ST. NICHOLAS, a parish in the eastern division of the hundred of Kingsbury, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles from the Chard-road station, and 2½ N.W. of the town of Chard. At Walton, in this parish, was formerly a nunnery. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £440, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is an ancient stone edifice in the perpendicular style, with aisles, chancel, nave, transept, and low embattled tower. It contains a richly carved screen. The Forest charity produces £150 per annum, arising out of one-third of the lands of Roch Forest, disafforested by Charles II. Here is a National school for both sexes. Fairs are held on the 18th June, and the Wednesday after the 11th December." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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