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Creech St Michael

"CREECH ST. MICHAEL, a parish in the hundred of Andersfield, in the county of Somerset, 8 miles S. of Bridgwater, and 2½ miles E. of Taunton, its post town. It is situated on the river Tone, at the Bridge. The Great Western railway passes through the parish, and has a station at Taunton. The village is large. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £463, in the patronage of C. Cresswell, Esq., and Mrs. Cresswell. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient structure of stone, consisting of nave, chancel, N. aisle, porch, and square tower. It contains an old tomb of Robert Cuff, of this parish. The Baptists have a chapel. There is a free school for both sexes, and a Sunday-school. The charities produce about £3 per annum. William Howard, 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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