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Coulston, East (St. Thomas Becket)

COULSTON, EAST (St. Thomas à Becket), a parish, in the union of Westbury and Whorwelsdown, hundred of Whorwelsdown, Whorwelsdown and N. divisions of Wilts, 8 miles (S. W.) from Devizes; containing 105 inhabitants. It comprises 864 acres, of which 276 are arable, 362 pasture, 168 down, and 9 woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 14. 2., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £175. 5., and the glebe consists of 31 acres, with a glebe-house.

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

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