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Over Stowey

"OVER STOWEY, a parish in the hundred of Cannington, county Somerset; 1 mile S. of Nether Stowey, its post town, and 8 miles N.W. of Bridgwater. The soil consists of red clay, with a subsoil of limestone and graywacke. Some of the inhabitants are employed in the silk trade. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £153, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. The register dates from 1645. The parochial charities produce about £27 per annum, of which £5 goes to Rich's Sunday-school. There is a National school for both sexes. Lord Taunton, of Quantock Lodge, is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Churches

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Church Records

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Historical Geography

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Societies

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