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"NORTHOVER, a parish in the hundred of Tintinhull, county Somerset. It is a small village adjoining Ilchester, its post town. It is situated on the river Ivel or Yeo, near the ancient Fosseway. The village is built along the road to Exeter, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is of a loamy nature, with a subsoil of gravel. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £120. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £106. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient structure, with a tower containing four bells. The register dates from 1700. John Langfield Burnard, Esq., J.P., is lord of the manor and principal landowner." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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