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Stratton on the Fosse, Somerset

Historical Description

Stratton-on-the Fosse, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, on the Fosse Way, 1 mile from Chilcompton station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bath. Acreage of the civil parish, 1180; population, 297; of the ecclesiastical parish, 294. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. Coal and ironstone abound. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £125 with residence. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church is Norman, and was restored in 1881-82.

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 parishStratton-On-The-Foss St. Vigor 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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 Stratton on the Fosse 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.