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"EVERCREECH, a parish in the hundred of Wells-Forum, county Somerset, 3 miles S.E. of Shepton-Mallet, and 5 N.E. of Castle Cary. It is situated near the Fosse Way, and includes the hamlets of Bagbury, Chesterblade, Southwood, Stoney-Stratton, and some other small places. The nearest railway station is at Shepton-Mallet. Silk weaving is carried on. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value with the curacy of Chesterblade annexed, £226. The church is a handsome structure with tower surmounted by a pinnacle, and dedicated to St. Peter. The register commences in 1540. There are parochial charities producing about £50 per annum. The Primitive Methodists have a chapel, and there is a National school for both sexes, with a small endowment, also an infant school. Lord Talbot de Malahide is lord of the manor. There are traces of a Roman camp, and a saline spring." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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