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"FITZHEAD, a parish in the W. division of the hundred of Kingsbury, county Somerset, 3 miles E. of Wiveliscombe, and 8 W. of Taunton, its post town. The Wellington station on the Great Western railway is nearly 6 miles to the S. of the village. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £76, in the gift of the Vicar of Wiveliscombe. The church is a stone structure dedicated to St. James. There is a parochial school and a Sunday-school. Fitzhead House is the principal residence. Lord Ashburton is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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