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"SKILGATE, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 5 miles E. of Dulverton, 8 W. of Wiveliscombe, its post town, and 11 N.E. of Tiverton. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the turnpike road between Watchett and Minehead. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £250. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, has a square tower containing four bells. The registers date from 1600. There is a parochial school for both sexes, of recent erection. The Earl of Carnarvon is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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