Christon, Somerset

Historical Description

Christon, a parish in Somerset, 2½ miles from Sandford and Banwell station on the G.W.R., and 4 NW of Axbridge, which is the post town. Acreage, 574; population, 62. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £90 with residence. The church is Early Norman, or as some suppose partly Anglo-Saxon.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Hundred Winterstoke
Poor Law union Axbridge

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CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS26
Post TownAxbridge