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"PUXTON, a parish in the hundred of Winterstoke, county Somerset, 5 miles N.W. of Axbridge, and 2 from the Barwell station on the Bristol and Exeter railway. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the road from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare, and near the river Axe. The inhabitants are wholly engaged in agriculture. The soil consists of loam, with a subsoil of clay. The impropriate tithes, belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, have been commuted for a rent-charge of £164; and there are 23½ acres of glebe. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £60, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church, dedicated to St. Saviour, has a tower containing two bells. The porch bears the date of 1557. The parochial charities produce about £1 per annum. William Windham, 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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