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"RADDINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 6 miles W. of Wiveliscombe, its post town, and 10 from Wellington. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Batharham, and near the Bristol and Exeter railway. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agricultural pursuits. The soil consists of a white shillet, with a subsoil of rock. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £180. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient stone structure, with a square tower containing four bells. The church was restored in 1845 and 1862. There is a Sunday-school." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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