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Priston, Somerset

Historical Description

Priston, a parish in Somerset, 2 miles from Camerton station on the G.W.R., and 5 SW from Bath. It contains Wilmington hamlet, and has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Timsbury. Acreage, 1865; population, 213. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £308 with residence. The church is. ancient and has been restored. There is a door which is an excellent specimen of Norman work.

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 parishPriston St. Luke 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Priston 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.

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath