Street, Somerset

Historical Description

Street, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 1½ mile SSW of Glastonbury and Street station on the Somerset and; Dorset railway, and 131 miles from London. It has a post,. money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 2714; population of the civil parish, 3517; of ecclesiastical, 3535. There are extensive boot and shoe, and sheepskin and rug manufactories, also stone quarries (blue lias). The Crispin Hall Club and Institute is a handsome building of stone erected in 1885, and has a large hall capable of holding 800 persons, a smaller hall and gymnasium, library and museum. There is a district council which acts as the sanitary authority. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £290. Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church is Later English. There are Congregational, Baptist, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

Administration

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

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Street Holy Trinity
Hundred Whitley
Poor Law union Wells

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictMendip
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA3
Post TownRadstock