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"CHRISTON, a parish in the hundred of Winterstoke, in the county of Somerset, 5½ miles from the Banwell station of the Bristol and Exeter railway, and 4 N.W. of Axbridge. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £99, in the patronage of C. R. Wainwright, Esq. The church is a stone edifice in the Norman style of architecture, and was repaired in 1845. The register commences in 1559. The lord of the manor is C. R. Wainwright, Esq." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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