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Kelly's Directory 1875

ILE (or ISLE) ABBOTTS is a village and parish, 135 miles from London, 6 south-by-west from Langport station, on the Yeovil branch of the Bristol and Exeter line of railway, 5 north from Ilminster, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Abdick and Bulstone, Langport union and county court district, Crewkerne rural deanery, archdeaconry of Taunton, diocese of Bath and Wells, situated on the west bank of the river Ile. The church of St. Mary, which has been restored, is a stone building, in the Decorated style, having a chancel, nave, aisles, transept, tower with 5 bells, and south porch: the church is at present under repair. The register dates from the year 1685. The living is a vicarage, yearly value 100, including 5 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, and held by the Rev. Edward William Saul, B.A., of Trinity College, Dublin. There is a school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school held in the school-room. The School Board are about to erect new schools here. The baptists have a chapel here. The charities are 5 4s. yearly. The manor belongs to the Duke of Cornwall, and the Uttermare family are the chief landowners. The principal landowners are H.R.H. the Prince of Wales as Duke of Cornwall, the Uttermare family, and Mr. Pine. The soil is gravelly, and the subsoil is blue lias stone. The chief crops are wheat, beans, and oats. The area is 1,935 acres; rateable value, 2,950; and the population in 1871 was 381.

STEWLEY is a hamlet and tithing, about 2.5 miles south-west.

Parish Clerk, William Burrow.

POST OFFICE.- John Patten, receiver. Letters though Taunton. The nearest money order office is at North Curry

INSURANCE AGENT.- Phoenix, A. Tapp & Son

School, Mrs. Alice Burrow, mistress

COMMERCIAL.

Abbott William, farmer, Woodland

Brinson Thomas, farmer, Stewley

Burrow William, tailor

Cotty James, farmer

Derman Walter, farmer, Radigan's farm, Stewley

Edwards Wm. farmer, Folly frm. Stewley

Giles John, farmer, Stewley

Goodland William, farmer

Hooper Isaac, thatcher

Humphry Edward, farmer, Woodland

Humphry Hannah (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Hunt Launcelot Theophilus A. farmer, Higher Woodland

Lilleyscrap William, blacksmith & carpenter, Stewley

Matravers Philip, farmer, Stewley

Mear Benjamin, farmer, Stewley

Palmer John Whittle, farmer

Patten Hamen, farmer, Two Bridges

Patten Jhn. shopkpr. baker, & post office

Tapp Abraham & Son, blacksmiths, agricultural implement manufacturers, machine owners, & commission agents

Whittle Richard Palmer, farmer

 

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