Combe (St. Nicholas)
COMBE (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Chard, E. division of the hundred of Kingsbury, W. division of Somerset, 2½ miles (N. W.) from Chard; containing 1293 inhabitants. It comprises 4203a. 1r. 7p., of which about 2007 acres are pasture, meadow, and orchard, 2031 arable, and 52 wood. Fairs are held on June 18th and the Wednesday before December 11th. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £15. 4. 4½.; patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The great tithes have been commuted for £315, and the vicarial for £440; the glebe contains 13 acres, with a glebe-house. The church has been repaired, and the gallery enlarged.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.