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"HALSE, a parish in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 7 miles S.W. of Taunton, its post town, 6 N.E. of Wellington, and 2 miles from Bishops Lydeard railway station. The soil is a rich loam, and subsoil marl. Tho impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £327 16s., and the vicarial for £135. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £174. The church, dedicated to St. James, is a small edifice with square tower containing five bells. The parochial charities produce about £44 per annum. There is a parochial school for both sexes, with £30 per annum, the endowment of the late Edward Prior, Esq. The Dissenters have a place of worship. Richard Chandler Alexander Prior, 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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