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Farrington Gurney

"FARRINGTON-GURNEY, a parish in the hundred of Chewton, county Somerset, 8 miles N.E. of Wells, its post town, and 10 N.W. of Frome. The main road from Bristol to Wells passes through the village. This place takes the adjunct to its name from the Gournays, its ancient possessors, of whom Sir Thomas de Gournay was concerned in the murder of Edward II. at Berkeley Castle, for which his estates were confiscated, and Farringdon has since been annexed to the duchy of Cornwall, and leased to the Mogg family. Coal is obtained, but not to a large extent. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Chewton Mendip, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is a small stone edifice of Norman architecture. It is dedicated to St. John, and contains monuments of the Mogg family. There are charities amounting to about £10 per annum. The Wesleyans have a chapel, and there is a parochial school. The Manor House is the principal residence." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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