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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Greinton St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Bridgwater|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Grenton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Greinton (St. Michael))
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.