Sampford Brett, Somerset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sampford-Brett St. George|
|Hundred||Williton and Freemanners|
|Poor Law union||Williton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, 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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Sampford-Brett (St. George))
Online maps of Sampford Brett are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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.