Place:Rodden, Somerset, England

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NameRodden
TypeParish
Coordinates51.23°N 2.291°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoFrome (rural), Somerset, Englandrural district in which Rodden situated 1894-1974
Mendip, Somerset, Englandnon-metropolitan district in existence since 1974 which includes Rodden
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Rodden is a village in the parish of Selwood in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. The Church of All Saints in Rodden dates from 1640, and was rebuilt in the mid 19th century. The Manor House dates from the late 16th century.

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1822 - Somersetshire delineated by Christopher & John Greenwood

A parish in the hundred of Frome, 2 miles E. from Frome; containing 34 inhabited houses, and 50 families, 30 of whom are employed in agriculture. The land, which comprises about 1000 acres, is principally applied to meadow and pasture; a number of streams run through the parish, one of which, called Rodden Trout-Stream, turns several mills in its course to the river Frome. The chapel was built at the expense of the inhabitants, about the year 164O, by the rector of Boynton, in Wilts, pursuant to an order obtained from the Archbishop of Canterbury, to which the said rector annexed the chancel. The presentation is in the rector of Boynton for the time being; Rev. J. M. Rogers, incumbent. Population, 1801, 200 — 1811, no return — 1821, 272.

1929 - Somerset by George Woosung Wade & Joseph Henry Wade

Rodden, a small parish 1½ m. E. from Frome. There is no village. The church stands in a farmyard, and has to be reached by crossing the fields. It is a quaint little pseudo-Perp. structure with a toy tower, built 1640.

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