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Norton Fitzwarren

"NORTON-FITZWARREN, a parish in the hundred of Taunton, county Somerset, 2 miles W. of Taunton, its railway station and post town, and 6 N.E. of Wellington. The village, which is small, is situated on the Exeter railway, and on the river Tone. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The soil consists of a sandy loam, with a subsoil of marl and gravel. The canal from Taunton to Tiverton passes through the parish. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £283, and the glebe comprises 7½ acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £252. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has an embattled tower containing 5 bells. The chancel is separated from the nave by a carved screen. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum. Monty's Court and Manor House are the principal residences. Charles Noel Welman, Esq., is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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