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Sampford Brett, Somerset

Historical Description

Sampford Brett, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 1½ mile SW of Williton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Williton; money order and telegraph office, Williton. Acreage, 1151; population of the civil parish, 216; of the ecclesiastical, 185. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £270 with residence. The church is good, the seats having finely-carved oak ends. In the vestry there is a monument to De Breto, one of the four murderers of Thomas A'Beckett, who is supposed to be the founder of the living.

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 parishSampford-Brett St. George 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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 Sampford Brett 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton