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Durston, Somerset

Historical Description

Durston, a parish in Somerset, on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, 5 miles ENE of Taunton. It has a station on the G.W.R., at the junction of the line to Yeovil, 155 miles from London. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, West. Monkton. Acreage, 1013; population, 206. A Knights-Hospitallers' preccptory and priory stood here at Buckland-Sororum. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £119. Patron, Viscount Portman. The church is good.

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 parishDurston St. John 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Durston from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton