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Street (Holy Trinity)

STREET (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Wells, hundred of Whitley, W. division of Somerset, 1½ mile (S. S. W.) from Glastonbury; containing 1219 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Bath to Exeter, and comprises 2768 acres, whereof 223 are common or waste land. Blue lias limestone is found, which supplies an excellent material for paving and building. There is a manufactory for rugs; and a small fair is held on the Monday-week after St. Andrew's day. The living is a rectory, with that of Walton annexed, valued in the king's books at £24. 12. 3½., and in the gift of the Marquess of Bath: the tithes of the parish have been commuted for £489, and the glebe contains about 16 acres. Here are places of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, and the Society of Friends.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.