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Christon, Somerset

Historical Description

Christon, a parish in Somerset, 2½ miles from Sandford and Banwell station on the G.W.R., and 4 NW of Axbridge, which is the post town. Acreage, 574; population, 62. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £90 with residence. The church is Early Norman, or as some suppose partly Anglo-Saxon.

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 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

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.

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS26
Post TownAxbridge