Kelston (St. Nicholas)

KELSTON (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Keynsham, hundred of Bath-Forum, E. division of Somerset, 3¾ miles (W. N. W.) from Bath; containing 255 inhabitants. It is bounded on the south and west by the river Avon, and comprises about 1045 acres: the soil is chiefly clay; the surface is diversified with hills. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £15. 9. 4½., and in the gift of the Neeld family: the tithes have been commuted for £240, and the glebe comprises 50 acres. Sir John Harrington, a distinguished writer in the reign of Elizabeth, whose family seat was in the parish, was interred in the church, in 1612.

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

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