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"NORTH PETHERTON, a parish in the hundred of North Petherton, county Somerset, 3 miles S.W. of Bridgwater, its post town, and 8 N.E. of Taunton. The parish, which is of large extent, is traversed by the Bristol and Exeter railway, the Bridgwater and Taunton canal, and the navigable river Parret. The parish includes Petherton Limit, and three other tythings, also the chapelries of North Newton and Northmoor Green, with six hamlets The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture. Petty sessions are held monthly at the George Inn. The village, which was formerly a market town, consists of a well-built street on the road from Bridgwater to Taunton. The impropriation belongs to the landowners." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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