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"STOCKLAND-BRISTOL, a parish in the hundred of Cannington, county Somerset, 7 miles N.W. of Bridgwater, its post town, and 6½ from Nether Stowey. The village is situated near the Bristol Channel and the river Parret. The inhabitants are wholly agricultural. The soil consists of a red clay upon a subsoil of stone. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £161. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, is an ancient edifice, with a square tower containing four bells. The register dates from 1563. There is a church school. A new vicarage has been constructed, also a new road, and other improvements, at the expense of T. Daniel, Esq., who is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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