Stoke Trister, Somerset

Historical Description

Stoke Trister, a parish in Somerset, 2½ miles E of Wincanton station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. It contains Bayford hamlet, and has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Wincanton. Acreage, 1659; population, 414. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Bayford Lodge is the chief residence. The living is a rectory, annexed to Cucklington. The church is modern. There is a chapel at Bayford.

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 Norton-Ferris
Poor Law union Wincanton

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA9
Post TownBruton