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Stoke Pero

"STOKE-PERO, a parish in the hundred of Carhampton, county Somerset, 8 miles W. of Minehead, its post town, and 3 S. of Porlock. The village is situated under Dunkerry Beacon, and on the road from West Luccombe to Exford. The Beacon, which is partly in this parish, is about 12 miles in circuit at the base, and rises 1,770 feet above sea-level, being the highest eminence in the western part of England. The soil is loamy with a subsoil of shillet or red gravel. The inhabitants are engaged in agriculture. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £92. The church has a tower and three bells. Sir S. D. Acland and W. Tamlyn, Esq., are lords of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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