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Chew Stoke, Somerset

Historical Description

Chew-Stoke, a parish in Somerset, 4½ 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 & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishChew-Stoke St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionClutton 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS40
Post TownBristol