Upton (St. James)

UPTON (St. James), a parish, in the union of Dulverton, hundred of Williton and Freemanners, W. division of Somerset, 7 miles (E. by N.) from Dulverton; containing 358 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Brompton-Regis to Wiveliscombe, and comprises 3779a. 25p., of which 323 acres are common or waste. Stone is quarried for building, and for making roads. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £50; patron and impropriator, John Bere, Esq., whose tithes have been commuted for £241. 15.

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

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