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National Gazetteer (1868) - Nettlecombe

"NETTLECOMBE, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 3 miles S.W. of Williton railway station, 7 N. by W. of Wiveliscombe, and 15 W. of Taunton, its post town. The village, which is small and straggling, is wholly agricultural. The soil consists of a rich loam, with a mixture of clay on a subsoil of marl. The surface is undulating and well-wooded with oak, elm, and Spanish chesnut of luxuriant growth. About half the land is arable, and the remainder meadow and common. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £468, and the glebe comprises 60 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £445. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small edifice, with a square tower containing three bells. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. Nettlecombe Court is situated in the midst of an extensive park abounding with deer. Sir Walter Trevelyan, Bart., is lord of the manor."

"BAGGEARN-HUISH, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, and hundred of Williton, in the county of Somerset, 4 miles to the S. of Watchet."

"CLITSOME, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, in the county of Somerset, 3 miles S. of Watchet."

"COLTON, (or Coulton), a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles S. of Watchet.

"COULTON, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles S. of Watchet."

"EGYPT, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, county Somerset, 4 miles S. of Watchet."

"HARPER, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, county Somerset, 4 miles S. of Watchet."

"HOLCOMBE WATER, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, county Somerset, 6 miles S. of Watchet."

"SLADE, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, county Somerset, 4 miles S. of Watchet."

"TORR, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, county Somerset, 3 miles S.W. of Watchet."

"VAMPLE CROSS, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, county Somerset, 3 miles S.W. of Watchet."

"WOODFORD, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, county Somerset, 4 miles S.W. of Watchet."

"YEAU, a hamlet in the parish of Nettlecombe, county Somerset, 4 miles S. of Watchett."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]