Hinton (St. George)

HINTON (St. George), a parish, in the union of Chard, hundred of Crewkerne, W. division of Somerset, 2¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from the town of Crewkerne; containing 832 inhabitants. Nearly the whole of the parish belongs to Earl Poulett, upon whom it confers the title of Viscount. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 13. 4., and in the gift of the Earl: certain impropriate tithes have been commuted for £60, and the rectorial for £165; the glebe comprises 14 acres.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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