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"COSSINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Whitley, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles N.E. of Bridgwater. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £254, in the patronage of the Rev. J. Broderip The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an old stone building in the perpendicular style, with a clock-tower containing five bells, nave, and chancel. It contains, an old brass to the memory of the Brent family. The charities amount to £18 per annum. Here is a National school recently built. In the vicinity is a chalybeate spring. E. G. Broderip, Esq., is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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