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"GOATHURST, a parish in the hundred of Andersfield, county Somerset, 3 miles S.W. of Bridgwater, its post town, and 8 N.E. of Taunton. It is situated in a romantic spot on the verge of the Quantock hills. The property is held by the Tynte family, into whose possession it has come through the Pouletts and Halsewells. The surface is pleasantly undulated, and the soil gravelly. The land is nearly evenly divided between arable and pasture. The living is a-rect* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £378. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Edward. It contains monuments of the Haswell and Tynte families. Halsewell House, an old seat of the above family, is the principal residence. The mansion, to which a deer park is attached, is situated in beautiful and extensive grounds. Colonel Tynte is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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