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Stratton on the Fosse

"STRATTON-ON-THE-FOSSE, a parish in the hundred of Kilmersdon, county Somerset, 6 miles N.E. of Shepton-Mallet, and 9 from Frome. Bath is its post town. The village is on the old Fosse Way or Roman road, now part of the turnpike road leading from Bath to Shepton-Mallet. The soil is red earth, clay, and limestone; the substratum is productive of marl, coal, and ironstone. The land is principally in pasture, and the Bath market is supplied with butter from the dairy farms in this neighbourhood. On the eastern side of the road is the Roman Catholic college of Downside. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is dedicated to St. Vigor. The register dates from the middle of the last century. There is a National school for both sexes. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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