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National Gazetteer (1868) - Stoke Trister

"STOKE TRISTER, a parish in the hundred of Norton Ferris, county Somerset, 2 miles E. of Wincanton, its post town, and 6 from Bruton. The village is chiefly agricultural, with the exception of a few persons employed in the manufacture of dowlas and ticking. The parish includes the hamlet of Bay ford. The living is a rectory annexed to that of Cucklington, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is of recent erection. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. There is a mixed school for both sexes at Bayford."

"BAYFORD, a hamlet in the parish of Stoke Trister, hundred of Norton Ferris, in the county of Somerset, near Wincanton. The living is a rectory united to that of Cucklington, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Bayford Lodge is the chief residence."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]