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Stanton Drew, Somerset

Historical Description

Stanton Drew, a parish, with three tithings, in Somerset, under Dundry Beacon, and 1½ mile from Pensford station on the G.W.R., and 7 miles S by W of Bristol. It has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Pensford. Acreage, 2078; population, 690. Belluton House belonged once to the father of the philosopher Locke. Numerous remarkable antiquities of the kind called Druidical are near the church and in another locality, and gave rise to the suffix-name, Drew. The living is a vicarage, united with Pensford, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Archdeacon of Bath. The church was thoroughly restored in 1889, and contains some interesting monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishStanton-Drew St. Mary 
HundredKeynsham 
Poor Law unionClutton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBS39
Post TownBristol