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Curry Mallett

"CURRY-MALLETT, a parish in the hundred of Abdick, in the county of Somerset, 8 miles S.E. of Taunton, and 5½ S.W. of Langport. It is situated on the river Ile, and was once a market town. In the Norman times it belonged to the Mallets and Pointzes, from the former of whom it takes its name. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value with the curacy of Curland, £392, in the patronage of the crown. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a stone edifice in the perpendicular style, consisting of nave, transept, chancel, S. porch, and tower. The charities amount to £1 per annum. The Baptists have a chapel. There is a school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. The manor belongs to the duchy of Cornwall." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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