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"WANSTROW, a parish in the hundred of Frome, county Somerset, 6 miles S.W. of Frome, its post town, and a quarter of a mile from the Wanstrow railway station. The village is situated on the high road from Bruton to Frome. The parish includes the hamlet of Weston. The soil is clayey, with a subsoil of clay. There is a small extent of common. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £325. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a National school for both sexes, at which a Sunday-school is held, and the Wesleyans have a chapel. Mrs. C. S. Clarke is lady of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Wanstrow 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.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Wanstrow 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 ST710410 (Lat/Lon: 51.167447, -2.416175), Wanstrow which are provided by:


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.