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"PODIMORE, (or Puddimore or Milton Podimore), a parish in the hundred of Whitley, county Somerset, 2 miles N.E. of Ilchester, its post town, and 7 from Yeovil. The parish, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. The soil is of a clayey nature alternating with gravel upon a subsoil of clay. The surface is level and subject to be flooded in winter. The road from Taunton to Wincanton traverses the parish from E. to W. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £190. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £200. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient stone structure, with an octagonal tower containing three bells. G. D. W. Digby, Esq., 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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Church Records

  • The Phillimore & Co. transcript of marriages in this parish from 1744 - 1811 are available on CD-ROM from UK Genealogy Archives

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