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Crowcombe

"CROWCOMBE, a parish in the hundred of Williton and Freemanners, in the county of Somerset, 5½ miles S.E. of Watchet, and 8 from Taunton. The West Somerset branch of the Bristol and Exeter railway has a station at Crowcombe Heathfield. The parish is situated under the Quantock hills, and contains the hamlet of Flaxpool. It was formerly a market town and incorporated borough, enjoying various privileges, but is now only a village. A portreeve is still annually chosen at the court-leet of the lord of the manor. Near the court-house there is a spring, ebbing and flowing with the tide; and at the sides of the Quantock hills some veins of copper have been found. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, and in the patronage of R. Harvey, Esq. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is an old building in the perpendicular style of architecture, consisting of aisles, porch, chancel, and embattled tower, the spire surmounting which was struck down by lightning in 1725. It contains some handsome monuments to the Carew family. The charities amount to £66 per annum, chiefly the endowment of Carew's free school. There is a parochial school for both sexes. Crowcombe Heathfield is a meet for the Devon and Somerset hounds. George Henry W. Carew and Robert B. Harvey, Esqs., are lords of the manor. Fairs are held on the first Monday in May, on the Monday after the 1st August, and 31st October." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Cemeteries

Churches

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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