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Combe St Nicholas

 

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Photographs and basic information on the village of Combe St Nicholas, near Chard, Somerset

Combe St Nicholas primary school and church

Tadpoles Pre-school, the Primary School, and the Parish Church in the village of Combe St. Nicholas, near Chard, Somerset

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Combe St Nicholas is a village in the south of Somerset situated around 2 miles north west of Chard and 10 miles from the county town of Taunton. The village is located on the edge of the picturesque Blackdown Hills and has a population of approximately 1,300. The village has a Post Office, general store, a hairdressers, nursery and primary school, church, chapel, and one of the best pubs in the area - the Green Dragon. More about the Church of St. Nicholas.

Places to buy a drink and eat some food nearby: Eagle Tavern; Five Dials; Stone Masons; Square and Compass

Nearby villages and towns: Ashill; Broadway; Buckland St Mary; Chard; Donyatt; Horton; Ilminster; Wadeford

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A historical description of Combe St. Nicholas transcribed from the National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1873). Coombe St. Nicholas, a parish in the eastern division of the hundred of Kingsbury, in the county of Somerset, 2 North West of the town of Chard. At Walton, in this parish, was formerly a nunnery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value 440, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a spacious perpendicular style building, with aisles, chancel, nave, transept, and low embattled tower. It contains a richly carved screen, whilst two ancient fonts are kept in the west end of the church. The Forest charity produces 150 per annum, arising out of one-third of the lands of Roch Forest, disafforested by Charles II. Here is a National school for both sexes. Fairs are held on the 18th June, and the Wednesday after the 11th December. In the neighbourhood some barrows have been discovered, and at Higher Wadeford a Roman pavement has been found, forming part of a villa.

 

 

 

 

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