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Stoke Trister, Somerset

Historical Description

Stoke Trister, a parish in Somerset, 2½ miles E of Wincanton station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. It contains Bayford hamlet, and has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Wincanton. Acreage, 1659; population, 414. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Bayford Lodge is the chief residence. The living is a rectory, annexed to Cucklington. The church is modern. There is a chapel at Bayford.

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 unionWincanton 

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.

The register dates from the year 1751


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew, erected in 1841 on a site half a mile north-west of the old parish church, is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel and nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 5 bells, including one presented in memory of Lieut. John Phelips R.N.; they were rehung in 1887: there are sittings for 180 persons.

Photo © Emma Batty-Smith

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 Stoke Trister from the following:


Online maps of Stoke Trister 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA9
Post TownBruton