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Brent, South, or Brent Knoll, Somerset

Historical Description

Brent, South, or Brent-Knoll, a village and a parish in Somersetshire. The village stands under Brent-Knoll, 1 mile from Brent-Knoll station on the G.W.R., and 7½ miles SW of Axbridge. It has a post and money order office wider Highbridge (R.S.O.); telegraph office, East Brent. The parish includes also the hamlet of Wick. Acreage, 8339; population of the civil parish, 770; of the ecclesiastical, 789. The manor belonged formerly to the abbots of Glastonbury. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath .and Wells; gross value, £545 with residence. Patron, the Archdeacon of Wells. The church is partly Norman, and contains a large monument, to a Somerset of 1G63. There is a Bible Christian chapel.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSouth Brent St. Michael 
HundredBrent with Wrington 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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