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"PURITON, a parish in the hundred of Huntspill-with-Puriton, county Somerset, 3½ miles N.E. of Bridgwater, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the river Parrett, and is wholly agricultural. The Bristol and Exeter section of the Great Western railway intersects the parish, which is also traversed by the roads from Exeter to Bath and Bristol. The living is a vicarage annexed to that of Woolavington, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient structure, erected in 1450, with a tower containing six bells. The church has some stained windows. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum, of which £10 goes to a school. There is a parochial school for both sexes. The Independents have a place of worship. B. C. Greenhill, Esq., J.P., 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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Historical Geography

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