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Nether Stowey

"NETHER STOWEY, a parish and post town in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 9 miles W. of Bridgwater. The village, which was formerly a market town, is situated on a rivulet which runs into the river Parret. It consists of three streets, diverging obliquely from the market-place, and is well built. There are stone quarries. The soil is loam upon a subsoil of stone. The manufacture of silk has declined. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £334, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Windsor. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a National school for both sexes. The Independents have a chapel. The poets Coleridge, Southey, and Wordsworth were once residents here. Lord Taunton and Sir P. P. F. P. Acland are lords of the manor and principal landowners." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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