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Trent, Somerset

Historical Description

Trent, a parish in Somerset, 2½ miles NE of Yeovil station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Sherborne; money order and telegraph office, Nether Compton. Acreage, 1618; population, 419. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Trent House belonged to the Wyndhams, gave concealment for fifteen days to Charles II. after the battle of Worcester. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £350 with residence. The church has been well restored and enlarged, and contains some interesting monuments. There are an endowed school with £110 a year and four almshouses.

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 parishTrent St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionSherborne 

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.

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 Trent from the following:


Online maps of Trent are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT9
Post TownSherborne