Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for QUANTOXHEAD (West)

QUANTOXHEAD (West), a parish in Williton district, Somerset; on the coast, under the end of the Quantock hills, 1¾ mile E by N of Williton r. station, and 2¾ E by S of Watchet. It has a post-office under Bridgewater. The parish comprises 1, 411 acres of land and 80 of water. Real property, £1, 496. Pop., 223. Houses, 47. The manor, with St. Audries House, belongs to Sir A. Acland Hood, Bart. Weacombe House is the seat of Mrs. Pritchard and Mrs. Wart, coheiresses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300.* Patron, Sir A. A. Hood, Bart. The church was rebuilt in 1856, at a cost of about £8,000; and consists of nave, aisles, chancel, chantry-chapel, and porch, with a tower.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: West Quantoxhead CP/AP       Williton RegD/PLU       Somerset AncC
Place: West Quantoxhead

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