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"WITHYPOOL, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 8 miles N.W. of Dulverton, and 10 N.E. of Dunster. The village is situated on the N. bank of the river Barle, a feeder of the Exe. A large portion of the parish, adjoining Exmoor Forest, is in common and moorland. It is celebrated for a choice breed of small horned sheep and North Devon cattle. The soil is shellet and peat on a subsoil of rock. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Hawkridge, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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Court Records

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Land and Property

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