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Odcombe (St. Peter and St. Paul)

ODCOMBE (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Yeovil, hundred of Houndsborough, Berwick, and Coker, W. division of Somerset, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Yeovil; containing 666 inhabitants. It comprises 1297 acres, of which about 570 are arable, 630 pasture and meadow, and 27 woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £15. 9. 9½., and in the gift of the Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £370, and there is a glebe-house, with 50 acres of land. Humphrey Hody, an eminent divine, was born here in 1659.

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