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English Combe, Somerset

Historical Description

Englishcome or Inglescombe (called Ink Conibe in Domesday Book), a parish in Somerset, on the Wans Dyke, adjacent to the G.W.R., near Twerton station, 2¼ miles SW of Bath. Post town, Bath; money order office, Holloway; telegraph office, Twerton. Acreage, 1838; population of the civil parish, 398; of the ecclesiastical, 426. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £165 with residence. Englishcome is part of the Duchy of Cornwall. There are remains of an old Norman castle in the village, only a green mound and the moat all round are left of it. The church is Norman and has some very interesting remains in it, viz., a Bambino in a very perfect condition, and leper squint and carved Norman work sedilia in the tower, besides 2 old piscinas. There is an old farmhouse and large tithe barn attached, near the church, which is said to have been a monastery belonging to Bath Abbey, and the barn was the monastery church. There are excellent remains of the high altar at the east end of the barn.

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


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Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Poor Law unionBath 

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