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"PRESTON-PLUCKNETT, a parish in the hundred of Stone, county Somerset, 1 mile N.W. of Yeovil, its nearest railway station and post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the Yeovil and Ilminster road. The soil consists of loam and, clay, with a subsoil of clay. Above half the land is meadow and pasture, and the remainder arable, orchards, and waste. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture and in the manufacture of kid gloves. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Yeovil, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is an ancient stone structure, with a tower containing four bells. The parochial charities produce about £7 per annum." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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