Sampford Brett, Somerset

Historical Description

Sampford Brett, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 1 ½ mile SW of Williton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Williton; money order and telegraph office, Williton. Acreage, 1151; population of the civil parish, 216; of the ecclesiastical, 185. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £270 with residence. The church is good, the seats having finely-carved oak ends. In the vestry there is a monument to De Breto, one of the four murderers of Thomas A'Beckett, who is supposed to be the founder of the living.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


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