Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for CURRY-RIVELL

CURRY-RIVELL, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Langport district, Somerset. The village stands near the river Parret and the Durston and Yeovil railway, 2 miles WSW of Langport; and has a post office under Taunton, and fairs on the last Wednesday of Feb., and the Monday after 1 Aug. The parish includes also the tythings of Hambridge and Portfield, part of the tythings of Burton-Pynsent and Week, and part of the hamlet of Westport. Acres, 4, 108. Real property, £9, 550. Pop., 1, 704. Houses, 359. The property is much subdivided The surface is hilly; and the rocks include blue has. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Weston, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £310.* Patron, W. Speke, Esq. The church is early English; consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower; has beautiful windows; and contains carved oaken seats and screen, and a curious monument of M. and R. Jennings. The vicarage of Hambridge is a separate benefice. Charities, £28.—The sub-district contains twelve parishes and two extra-parochial tracts. Acres, 17, 615. Pop., 5, 189. Houses, 1, 058.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Curry Rivel CP/AP       Curry Rivell SubD       Langport PLU/RegD       Somerset AncC
Place: Curry Rivel

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