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St Andrews Church, Steart
Steart is located in Somerset
Steart shown within Somerset
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TA5
Dialling code 01278
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51°12′29″N 3°02′31″W / 51.208°N 3.042°W / 51.208; -3.042Coordinates: 51°12′29″N 3°02′31″W / 51.208°N 3.042°W / 51.208; -3.042

Steart (pronounced Ste-art), historically also called Stert, is a small village in Somerset, England. It lies in an isolated position on the Steart Peninsula on the Bristol Channel coast, about 6 miles (10 km) north of Bridgwater.

The toponym is derived from the Old English steort, meaning "tail, projecting piece of land".[1] Steart was historically in the ancient parish of Stockland Bristol, except for the foreshore on the Bristol Channel coast, which was in the parish of Stogursey. In 1885 it was transferred to the civil parish of Otterhampton.[2]

A medieval chapel at Steart was disused by 1611. The church of St Andrew was built in 1882.[3] The Bethel Congregational church was open between 1847 and 1938.

The West Somerset Coast Path and River Parrett Trail both start at Steart.


  1. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Steart", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press 
  2. ^ Vision of Britain website
  3. ^ A P Baggs and M C Siraut (1992). "Stockland Bristol: Churches". A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6. Victoria County History. pp. 129–131. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 

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