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Long Load

"LOAD AND LONG, hamlets forming a chapelry in the parish and hundred of Martock, county Somerset, 4 miles W. of Ilchester and 5 S.W. of Somerton. The navigable river Yeo, or Ivel, flows through the neighbourhood, and is here crossed by abridge. The living is a curacy* annexed to the vicarage' of Martock, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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Church Records

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Long Load has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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