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Over Stowey: Nonconformity

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A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6, andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds (Bridgwater and Neighbouring Parishes). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1992.

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NONCONFORMITY.

In 1668 a conventicle was held at Over Stowey. (fn. 1) For a time during the early 19th century Cornish miners who came to work in neighbouring copper mines introduced Methodism, (fn. 2) and Particular Baptists opened a meeting house in the parish in 1817. (fn. 3)

Footnotes

  • 1. S.R.S. xxxiv. 46.
  • 2. Paupers and Pigkillers, ed. J. Ayres, 28, 33, 270, 292; S.R.O., T/PH/ay 1.
  • 3. S.R.O., D/D/Rm, box 2.