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Durston

"DURSTON, a parish in the hundred of North Petherton, in the county of Somerset, 6 miles N.E. of Taunton, its post town, and 6 S. of Bridgwater. It is a station on the Bristol and Exeter railway. The priory of Buckland Sororum was founded here about 1167, but was suppressed, and the estates given to the Knights Hospitallers. Subsequently there was a priory of Canonesses of St. Augustine, and a preceptory of Knights Hospitallers. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £170, in the patronage of the Rev. A. Gray. The church, recently rebuilt, is dedicated to St. John. There are a National and Sunday schools. Henry Danby Seymour, Esq., is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Cemeteries

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Durston area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Durston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST290280 (Lat/Lon: 51.046887, -3.014253), Durston which are provided by:

Societies

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