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"CURLAND, a parish in the hundred of Abdick, in the county of Somerset 5 miles S.E. of Taunton, its post town and railway station. The parish is small, and contains only a few scattered houses. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, annexed to the rectory* of Curry-Mallet. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a very small building. The Rector of Curry-Mallet is lord of the manor. There is an endowed school for girls. The boys attend a school in the adjoining parish of Staple-Fitzpaine." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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