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"STANTON PRIOR, a parish in the hundred of Keynsham, county Somerset, 9 miles E. of Bristol, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Bath. The parish, which is of small extent, adjoins that of Stanton Drew. The manor formerly belonged to Bath Priory. On an eminence called Stanton Bury is a camp, extending over 30 acres, and 180 yards in length on one side. It is situated at a little distance from the Wansdyke, and commands extensive views. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £182. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is an ancient structure." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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