Burrington is a small village in Somerset, five miles north-east of Axbridge and about ten miles east of Weston-super-Mare. The parish includes the hamlets of Bourne and Rickford and had a recorded population of 464 in 2011. It is within the Brent-cum-Wrington Hundred.
Burrington is believed to mean 'The villa and an enclosure' from the Old English bur, end and tun.
In the 15th century the village was called Beryngton and was involved in lead mining.
It is very close to Burrington Combe where there is evidence of occupation since Neolithic times, the Bronze Age and Roman periods. There is also an Iron Age hillfort above the village known as Burrington Camp.
The Church of the Holy Trinity is from the 15th century and was restored in 1884. It is a Grade I listed building. It contains a stained-glass window, with the arms of the Capels of Langford Court. The tower contains a bell dating from 1713 and made by Edward Bilbie of the Bilbie family.
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