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"WHITCHURCH, a parish in the hundred of Keynsham, county Somerset, 3 miles S.E. of Bristol. It is situated on the road from Bristol to Wells, and includes a forest tract called Fillwood Chase, now enclosed, on the border of which was an old town called Filton or Felton, a little to the N.W. of the present village. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £200. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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