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Monkton Combe, Somerset

Historical Description

Monckton Combe, a parish in Somerset, on the Somerset Coal Canal, near the Fosse Way, 1 mile from Limpley Stoke station on the G.W.K., 1 from Midford station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 2¼ miles SSE of Bath. Post town, Bath; money order office, Combe Down; telegraph office, Limpley Stoke. Acreage, 686; population, 1760. For parish council purposes the parish is divided into two wards-Monckton Combe and Combe Down, the former returning three and the latter six members. Bath stone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £75 with residence. The church is Early English, and was rebuilt in 1866. The vicarage of Combe Down is a separate beuefice. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishMoncton Combe St. Michael 
Poor Law unionBath 

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