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Isle Abbotts

"ISLE ABBOTTS, a parish in the hundred of Abdick, county Somerset, 9 miles S. E. of Taunton, its post town, 5 N. of Ilminster, and 6 S.W. of Langport station, on the Yeovil branch of the Bristol and Exeter railway. The village, which is small, is situated on the river Isle, or Ivel, a branch of the Parret. The parish contains the hamlets of Stewley and Woodlands. The soil is clayey, and subsoil blue lias stone. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value 70, in the patronage' of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient stone structure, with a tower containing five bells. The church has been recently restored. The register dates from 1685. There is a school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. The Baptists have a place of worship. John Flott, 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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