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"OTTERFORD, a parish in the hundred of Taunton, county Somerset, 7 miles S. of Taunton. Honiton is its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated under the Black Down Hills, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is of a clayey nature, but fertile. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £87. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is an ancient stone structure with a tower containing three bells. There is a National school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. William Beadon, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


  • Andrew Sparks & Linda Gower (2000), History of Otterford, Yarty Press, 123pp, ISBN 0-9537934-0-0. An index for this is available by clicking here


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Historical Geography

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