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Grenton, Somerset

Historical Description

Greinton, or Grenton, a parish in Somerset, 4 miles S of Shapwick station on the Somerset and Dorsetshire railway, and 6 SW by W of Glastonbury. Post town, Bridgwater; money order office, Shapwick; telegraph office, Shapwick Road station. Acreage, 880; population, 108. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £120 with residence. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a tower.

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 parishGreinton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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Visitations Heraldic

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