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"EAST QUANTOXHEAD, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 4 miles E. of Williton station on the West Somerset line, and 13½ W. of Bridgwater, its post town. It is situated on the high road from Bridgwater to Minehead. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. Near a third of the land is unenclosed common and waste. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £260, and there is nearly 24 acres of glebe. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £325. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The parochial charities produce about £10 per annum. There is a parochial school for both sexes. H. F. Luttrell, 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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