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Charlton Mackrell, Somerset

Historical Description

Charlton-Mackrell, a parish in Somerset, on the river Cary and the Fosse Way, 6 miles NW from Sparkford railway station, and 8 ENE of Langport. It has a post office under Somerton; money order office, Somerton; telegraph office, Kingsdon. Acreage, 3499; population of the civil parish, 526; of the ecclesiastical, 231. It includes the hamlets of Cary-Fitzpaine and Lytes-Cary. Lytes-Cary House in the neighbourhood is a fine specimen of an old English mansion, with a chapel attached. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £298 with residence. The church has been restored. There are endowed schools.

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


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

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCharlton-Mackrel St. Martin 
Poor Law unionLangport 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA11
Post TownSomerton