Greinton, or Grenton, a parish in Somerset, 4 miles S of Shapwick station on the Somerset and Dorsetshire railway, and 6 SW by W of Glastonbury. Post town, Bridgwater; money order office, Shapwick; telegraph office, Shapwick Road station. Acreage, 880; population, 108. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £120 with residence. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Greinton St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Bridgwater|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Grenton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Greinton (St. Michael))
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.