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"OAKE, (or Oak), a parish in the hundred of Taunton, county Somerset, 6 miles W. of Taunton, its post town, and 4½ N.W. of the Wellington railway station. The village, which is small and straggling, is situated on the river Tone, near the line of the Exeter railway. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The soil is a strong loam, and in some parts stony. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £190. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £200. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is a small structure with a tower containing three bells. The parochial charities produce £40 per annum. There is a school for children of both sexes. Philip Broadmead, 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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