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Last updated: Thu 24 Jan 2013

Nunney: a very healthy village in 1821

The authors of an 1821 compendium marvelled at the health of residents in ‘the small healthy village of Nunney’.

The Investigator, 1821The Rev. William Bengo Collier and the Rev. Thomas Raffles were editors of The Investigator, a compendium of interesting facts published in London in 1821.

They noted that:

“There are now living in the small healthy village of Nunney, in the space of twelve yards, eleven persons whose united ages amount to 872 years, which being added to the ages of 32 other persons residing in the same village, make it a grand total of 3518, or a fraction more than 81 years for each person.”

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