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"KILTON, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 12 miles N.W. of Bridgwater, its post town, 6 N.E. of Watchet, and 7 N.E. of Williton station, on the West Somerset railway. The village is small, and situated on the coast. The soil is of various qualities, some parts being profitable arable land, the rest waste, chiefly adjoining the Quantock hills. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £189. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a small edifice with a square tower containing four bells. There is a small parochial school for children of both sexes. Henry Fownes Luttrell, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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