Abbas Combe or Abbas and Temple Combe, Somerset

Historical Description

Combe-Abbas or Abbas and Temple-Combe, a parish in Somerset, adjacent to the river Cale and the boundary with Dorsetshire. It has a station at the junction here of the L. & S.W. and Midland joint railways, 112 miles from London, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bath. Acreage, 1910; population, 632. A preceptory of the Knights Templars was at Temple-Combe. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £330. The church, dedicated to St Mary, is in the Perpendicular style, though portions of it date from the 13th century. It consists of chancel, nave, aisle, and side chapel. The tower contains a peal of six bells. There is a Congregational chapel and some large dairies in the parish.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Abbas-Combe St. Mary
Hundred Horethorne
Poor Law union Wincanton

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Church Records

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