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"STREET, a parish in the hundred of Whitley, county Somerset, 1½ mile S.W. of Glastonbury railway station. Bath is its post town. The village, which is large, is on the Great Western road from Bath to Exeter. There are shoe and rug factories, and a tanyard. The soil is clay, with a subsoil of blue lias, which is extensively quarried. Numerous fossils are Sound in the lias. The living is a rectory* with the curacy of Walton annexed, in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £675. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The register dates from 1599. There are National, British, Lancastrian, and Sunday schools. The Independents, Wesleyans, Baptists, and Friends have chapels. Sir A. A. Hood, Bart., is lord of the manor and principal landowner. A cattle fair is held on the Monday week after St. Andrew's Day." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


  • CAVENDISH, R, 1995. THE SHOE-MUSEUM IN STREET, SOMERSET, ENGLAND; HISTORY TODAY, Vol.45, No.6, pp.62-63. (Copy in British Library)
  • C. and J. Clark, 1833-1903 : a history of shoe making in Street, Somerset, by George Barry Sutton, Publ. York : William Sessions, 1979, ISBN: 0900657448. (Copy in Bath University Library)


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Historical Geography

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