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"HOLFORD, a parish in the hundred of Whitley, county Somerset, 10½ miles W. of Bridgwater, and 6 E. of the Williton station, on the West Somerset railway. The village, which is inconsiderable, is entirely agricultural. The turnpike road leading from Bridgwater to Minehead passes through the village. The soil is barren, consisting of stone brash. Stone is quarried for building purposes. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £148. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £202, in the patronage of Eton College. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small edifice, with a tower containing three bells. The charities produce £1 per annum. There is a parochial school, partly supported by subscriptions. Sir P. Acland is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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