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"DINDER, a parish in the hundred of Wells-Forum, in the county of Somerset; 2½ miles W. of Shepton Mallet, and 2 E. of Wells. It is situated on the river Bure. The village is small, and wholly agricultural. Limestone is quarried. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £184, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Michael and All Saints, consists of nave, chancel, N. aisle, porch, and square tower. It contains an ornamental font and stone pulpit, also some monuments to the Somerville family and others. There are a few small charities, and a school endowed with £8 per annum. Curtis Somerville, 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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