Locking (St. Augustine)
LOCKING (St. Augustine), a parish, in the union of Axbridge, hundred of Winterstoke, E. division of Somerset, 6¼ miles (N. W.) from Axbridge; containing 166 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 1016 acres; the Bristol and Exeter railway passes near. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 6. 10½.; patrons and impropriators, the Society of Merchant Adventurers of Bristol. The great tithes have been commuted for £44, and the vicarial for £174. 10.; the glebe comprises 25 acres. The church was built principally at the expense of the abovenamed society, who are trustees of Colston's charity at Bristol; and was enlarged in 1820, at a cost of £700, defrayed chiefly by the society.