Pitcombe, a tithing and a parish in Somerset. The tithing lies near the river Brue, 1½ mile from Bruton station on the G.W.R., and a quarter of a mile from Cole station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. The parish contains also the hamlet of Cole and the tithing of Hadspen, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Bruton, under Bath. Acreage, 2250; population of the civil parish, 388; of the ecclesiastical, 477. There is a parish council consisting of six members. Hadspen House is the seat of the Hobhouse family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, with the perpetual curacy of Wyke Champflower annexed; gross value, £150 with residence. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1858, and is in the Early English style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Pitcomb St. Leonard|
|Poor Law union||Wincanton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pitcombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pitcomb (St. Leonard))
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