Kingweston (All Saints)

KINGWESTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Langport, hundred of Catsash, E. division of Somerset, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Somerton; containing 128 inhabitants. This place is memorable for the defeat of the western insurgents in the reign of Edward VI., and the capture of their leader, Humphrey Arundel, by Sir Hugh Powlet, after their repulse at Exeter in 1549. The parish comprises by measurement 1151 acres. Stone of excellent quality for building and paving is quarried. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 6. 3., and in the gift of F. H. Dickenson, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £156, and the glebe comprises 29½ acres.

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

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