Mells (St. Andrew)

MELLS (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Frome, hundred of Mells and Leigh, E. division of Somerset, 3 miles (W. N. W.) from Frome; containing 1261 inhabitants. There are extensive coal-works, and some iron-manufactories principally for agricultural implements. Fairs are held on the Monday after Trinityweek, and on Michaelmas-day. The river Frome here flows between rocks of a great height, somewhat resembling St. Vincent's rock, below Bristol. The living is a rectory, with that of Leigh-upon-Mendip annexed, valued in the king's books at £33. 16. 8., and in the gift of T. S. Horner, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £600, and the glebe comprises 16 acres.

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

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