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"SPARKFORD, a parish in the hundred of Catsash, county Somerset, 6 miles from Ilchester, its post town, and 5¼ S. W. of Castle Carey. It is a station on the Great Western railway. The village is of small extent and chiefly agricultural. The soil is a sandy loam, with a subsoil of blue clay and marl. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £266. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, has a tower containing three bells; it was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1824. The register dates from 1729. There are day and Sunday schools for both sexes. Sparkford Hall is the principal residence. The Rev. H. Bennett, J.P., is lord of the manor. Roman and British antiquities have been found here." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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