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Withycombe (St. Nicholas)

WITHYCOMBE (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Williton, hundred of Carhampton, W. division of Somerset, 2½ miles (S. E.) from Dunster; containing 318 inhabitants. The parish is situated about a quarter of a mile from the road between Dunster and Taunton, and comprises 1787a. 2r. 31p., of which 592 acres are common or waste: limestone is quarried, and burnt for manure. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 11. 5½., and in the gift of T. Hutton, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £241, and the glebe contains 7 acres. The church is a small edifice. Here is a Druidical circle, formed of rude stones, not far from which are two cairns.

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