Stoke Trister

Stoke Trister - Somerset, UK. ID 826_0372

Stoke Trister – Somerset, UK. ID 826_0372

Stoke Trister is a hamlet in south Somerset close to the Dorset border.

Coneygore Hill and Stoke Trister

The hill overlooks the Blackmore Vale.  At this time of year the vale can be covered in a morning mist as shown in this picture taken from the nearby village of Cucklington

Coneygore Hill from Cucklington - Blackmore Vale, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0206

Coneygore Hill from Cucklington – Blackmore Vale, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0206

The name gore means a spear of land.  Standing alone near the end of the spear is a lone tree.  I just had to search out this tree.  Luckily the whole area is criss-crossed with public footpaths.  From the tree are wide views across the low-lying vale.

Coneygore Hill - Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0490

Coneygore Hill – Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0490

A coney is an old name for a rabbit.  Seven hundred years ago this spear (gore) of land was used as a rabbit warren.  Looking down from the top the numerous terrance earthworks suggests it has had an interesting history.

Coneygore Hill - Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0474

Coneygore Hill – Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0474

Stoke Trister

A steep road winds up through the tiny village of Stoke Trister.  The village has a church, farms and a few houses.  A kestrel looked out across the vale from the village.

Kestrel - Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0409

Kestrel – Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0409

The Church

The church of St Andrews nestles just over the hill north of the village.

Church of St Andrew - Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0334

Church of St Andrew – Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0334

On the road to Bayford, next to the village noticeboard, are views back up the hill to the church.

Church of St Andrew - Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0300

Church of St Andrew – Stoke Trister, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0300

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