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Isle Brewer

"ISLE-BREWERS, a parish in the hundred of Abdick, county Somerset, 10 miles S.E. of Taunton, its post town, 5 N.W. of South Petherton, and 6 S. of Langport station on the Yeovil branch of the Bristol and Exeter railway. It is a small village, situated on the river Isle, or Ivel, which separates it from the adjoining parish of Isle-Abbots. The soil is clay, intermixed with sand. The canal from Langport terminates at Westport in this parish, where are convenient wharfs. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £27, and the vicarial for £195. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £220. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a stone and brick structure, with a tower surmounted by a spire. It was thoroughly restored in 1861. The register dates from 1692. There is a school for both sexes, in which a Sunday school is also held. General Sir John Michell is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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