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"MISTERTON, a parish in the hundred of Crewkerne, county Somerset, 1½ mile S.E. of Crewkerne, its post town, and 5½ miles N. of Beaminster. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The river Axe flows through the parish. A portion of the land is in pasture. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £205, and the vicarial for £70. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £162, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, has a turret containing two bells. The register dates from 1600. The parochial charities produce about £39 per annum. A Sunday-school is held at the church." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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