Mark

MARK, a parish, in the union of Axbridge, hundred of Bempstone, E. division of Somerset, 5 miles (S. S. W.) from Cross; containing 1308 inhabitants. It comprises 4477 acres, the greater portion of which is pasture; great quantities of cheese are produced. Fairs are held on the Tuesday before Whit-Sunday, in August, and in September. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £154; patron and impropriator, the Earl of Harrowby, whose tithes have been commuted for £295, and whose glebe comprises 8 acres. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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