Stockland Bristol, Somerset

Historical Description

Stockland Bristol, a parish in Somerset, near the coast of Bridgwater Bay, 6½ miles NW of Bridgwater station on the G.W.R. Post town, Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Cannington. Acreage, 827; population of the civil parish, 122; of the ecclesiastical, 161. The living is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Stert Bay annexed, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £260 with residence. The church is Early English. There is a mission church at Stert erected in 1882.

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 Cannington
Poor Law union Bridgwater

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Stockland Gaunts (Stockland Bristol) 1538-1807, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stockland Bristol from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater