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North and South Bradon

"BRADON (NORTH-and-SOUTH), a parish in the hundred of ABDICK and BULSTONE, county of SOMERSET, 3¾ miles (N. by E.) from Ilminster, containing 32 inhabitants. The living is a sinecure rectory, in the archdeaconry of Taunton, and diocese of Bath and Wells, rated in the king's books at £5. 4. 4½., and in the patronage of the Earl of Egremont. The church, now desecrated, was dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. Adjoining this parish was one called Goose, or Gouiz, Bradon, now depopulated, and the church and other buildings entirely destroyed."  [Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"SOUTH BRADON, a parish in the hundred of Abdick and Bulstone, in the county of Somerset, 3 miles to the N. of Ilminster, its post town. It includes North Bradon. An old parish adjacent to this, called Goose or Gouiz Bradon, has long been depopulated. The living is a sinecure rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £ 133, in the patronage of the Earl of Egremont. The church is in ruins. It was dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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