"LOVINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Catsash, county Somerset, 2 miles W. of Castle Cary, its post town, and nearest railway station on the Wilts and Somerset line, and 10 S.W. of Wincanton. It is situated in the vicinity of the river Brue. The village is small and chiefly agricultural. The impropriate tithes belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Wells have been commuted for a rent-charge of £215, with an impropriate glebe of 14 acres. The living is a perpetual curacy's in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £72, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas-a-Becket, is an ancient stone edifice, with a modern built tower and porch.' The register commences in 1603. The charities, arising from rents and appropriated to education, produce about £13 per annum, besides other small sums for the poor. James Tidcombe, Esq., is lord of the manor. There is a National school for both sexes." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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