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Cricket St Thomas, Somerset

Historical Description

Cricket St Thomas, a parish in Somerset, 5½ miles W by S of Crewkerne, and 3¼ from Chard station on the G.W.R. Post town, Chard; money order office, Winsham; telegraph office, Chard. Acreage, 722; population, 90. Cricket Lodge,. rebuilt about 1799, and situated in a romantic dell, is the seat of Viscount Bridport. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Winsham, in the diocese of Bath and Wells;. joint net value, £265 with residence. Joint patrons, Viscount Bridport and the Bishop of Worcester. The church consists of nave, chancel, and transept on the south side of the nave. There is a bell turret. The church has monuments to the first Lord Bridport and to Earl Nelson.

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

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA20
Post TownChard