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"LUXBOROUGH, a parish in the hundred of Carhampton, county Somerset, 4 miles S.W. of Dunster, its post town, and 8 W. of Williton, the nearest railway station on the West Somerset line. Here are iron mines and furnaces for smelting the ore, which abounds near Brendon Hill. Limestone is quarried and converted into lime. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £141, and the vicarial for £115. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Cutcombe, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small edifice with a tower. There are charities of about £2 per annum. The Dissenters have a chapel, and there is a parochial school for both sexes. On the neighbouring hills are several barrows. This is a meet for the Devon and Somerset hounds." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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  • Luxborough by Edward F. Williams. 1978


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