Pylle (St. Thomas à Becket)
PYLLE (St. Thomas Ã Becket), a parish, in the union of Shepton-Mallet, hundred of Whitestone, E. division of Somerset, 3Â½ miles (S. by W.) from Shepton-Mallet; containing 216 inhabitants. The Roman fosse-way passes through. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at Â£8. 19. 9Â½., and in the gift of Lord Portman: the tithes have been commuted for Â£174, and the glebe comprises 22 acres.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.