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Stockland Bristol, Somerset

Historical Description

Stockland Bristol, a parish in Somerset, near the coast of Bridgwater Bay, 6½ miles NW of Bridgwater station on the G.W.R. Post town, Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Cannington. Acreage, 827; population of the civil parish, 122; of the ecclesiastical, 161. The living is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Stert Bay annexed, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £260 with residence. The church is Early English. There is a mission church at Stert erected in 1882.

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 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Stockland Gaunts (Stockland Bristol) 1538-1807, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stockland Bristol from the following:


Online maps of Stockland Bristol are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater