Chew Stoke, Somerset

Historical Description

Chew-Stoke, a parish in Somerset, 4 ½ miles SW of Pensford station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Chew-Magna. Acreage, 2162; population, 653. Limestone and building-stone occur. A small nunnery was founded here by Elizabeth de Santa Cruce. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £202 with residence. The church is ancient, and has been rebuilt with the exception of the tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A school has £80 from endowment. Lord Mayor Champneis was a native.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Somersetshire
Hundred Chew
Poor Law union Clutton

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Chew-Stoke (St. Andrew) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Chew Stoke are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps) (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy). (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.