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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

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