Durston: Nonconformity

Pages 265-267

A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6, andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds (Bridgwater and Neighbouring Parishes). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1992.

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Seventeen people were fined for not taking communion in 1671. (fn. 1) There was a Quaker in the parish in 1679. (fn. 2) A house was licensed for use by Presbyterians in 1760, (fn. 3) and regular services were held by Wesleyan Methodists in 1848; (fn. 4) no later evidence has been found of either congregation.


  • 1. S.R.O., D/P/durn 4/1/1.
  • 2. S.R.S. lxxv. 109.
  • 3. S.R.O., Q/RR meeting ho. lics.
  • 4. Ibid. D/N/tmc 3/2/1.