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"SWELL, a parish in the hundred of Abdick, county Somerset, 4 miles S.W. of Langport, its post town. The village is near the river Isle. The living is a vicarage* annexed to that of Fivehead, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Catherine, is old. The register dates from 1669. Swell Court is now converted into a farmhouse. J. S. Erle Drax, Esq., is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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