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"WINSHAM, a parish in the hundred of East Kinsbury, county Somerset, 3½ miles S.E. of Chard, 5 S.W. of Crewkerne, and 2 from the Chard road railway station. The village is situated on the river Axe, on the new road from Taunton to Bridport. Some of the inhabitants are employed in the silk and cloth mills. The land is chiefly the property of Lord Bridport and H. C. Henley, Esq., but the manorial rights are vested in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The parish includes the hamlet of Street. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £287, in the patronage of the Bishop of Worcester. The church is old, and in the belfry is a representation of the Crucifixion considered unique in its style. The Independents have a chapel. There are National schools for both sexes, endowed with £6 per annum. A fair is held on the Thursday in Whitsun week." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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