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Goathill (St. Peter)

GOATHILL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Sherborne, hundred of Horethorne, E. division of Somerset, 2¼ miles (E.) from Sherborne; containing 37 inhabitants, and comprising 232 acres. There are some quarries of stone for rough building. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £3. 11. 10½., and in the gift of Earl Digby: the tithes have been commuted for £60, and the glebe comprises 28 acres. The church is an ancient structure in the Norman style.

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