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LYNCOMBE-WITH-WIDCOMBE

"LYNCOMBE-WITH-WIDCOMBE, a parish in the hundred of Bath Forum, county Somerset, 1 mile S.E. of Bath. It is situated on the river Avon, close to the Great Western railway, and is intersected by the Kennet and Avon canal. The workhouse of the Bath Poor-law Union is situated in this parish. Many of the people are employed in the manufacture of fine woollen cloth. Freestone is extensively quarried in the hills, and is largely used for the buildings in Bath, Windsor, and London. The surface is diversified with hill and dale. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £235, in the patronage of Simeon's trustees. The church, dedicated to St. Mark, has a tower. The living of Widcombe is a vicarage, value with the curacy of St. Matthew's, £300, in the same patronage The church is a modern structure. The charities produce about £8 per annum. At Holloway, in this parish, is St. Mary Magdalene's hospital for idiots, founded in the 14th century by John Cantlow, prior of Bath, and rebuilt in 1761with a chapel annexed. A Roman Catholic college was established here by the Roman Catholic bishop of the western district for the education of secular clergymen." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

"LYNCOMB, a parish, joint with Widcomb, in the hundred of BATH-FORUM, county of SOMERSET, adjacent to the city of Bath, containing 5880 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of St. Peter and St. Paul, Bath, in the archdeaconry of Bath, and diocese of Bath and Wells, and in the patronage of the Corporation of Bath. The parish is separated from the city of Bath by the river Avon, and the Rennet and Avon canal passes through it; the hills in the neighbourhood are very productive of freestone. There is an hospital for idiots, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, with a chapel annexed, which latter has been partly rebuilt by subscription."  [Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"WIDCOMB, a parish, joint with Lyncomb, in the hundred of BATH-FORUM, county of SOMERSET, 1 mile (S. B. by E.) from Bath, containing 5880 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of St. Peter and St. Paul, Bath, in the archdeaconry ot Bath, and diocese of Bath and Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas a Becket, has lately received an addition of six hundred and eighty sittings, of which three hundred and seventy are free, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £500 towards defraying the expense At Holloway, in this parish, John Cantlow, prior ot Bath, towards the close of the fifteenth century, built a small chapel, in honour of St. Mary Magdalene; and adjoining it an hospital for lunatics, which latter was rebuilt in 1761. A fair is held annually on May 14th."  [Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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