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Ninehead, or Nynehead (All Saints)

NINEHEAD, or Nynehead (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Wellington, hundred of Taunton and Taunton-Dean, W. division of Somerset, 1½ mile (N. by W.) from Wellington; containing 349 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 1200 acres of rich land, forming part of the vale of Taunton; the surface is undulated. The river Tone, which flows through the parish, formerly inundated the lands; but in 1815 the channel was widened and improved at the expense of W. A. Sanford, Esq. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8. 7. 11., and in the patronage of the Crown: the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £200, and the vicarial for £184.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.