Stockland Bristol: Nonconformity

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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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Two houses were licensed for Presbyterian worship in 1672. (fn. 1) The Bethel Congregational chapel at Steart was built in 1847 and licensed in 1848, probably for use by the Mariners Christian sect. In 1896 it was said to be submerged during high tides. (fn. 2) It closed c. 1938. (fn. 3) The small rubble and pantiled chapel survived in 1982 as a domestic outbuilding.


  • 1. Orig. Rec. of Early Nonconf. ed. G. L. Turner, i. 547, 613; Cal. S.P. Dom. 1672, 475.
  • 2. Rep. Som. Cong. Union. (1896); S.R.O., D/D/Rm, box 2; below, Bridgwater, nonconf.
  • 3. S.R.O., D/N/scu 7/6/17.