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Over Stowey, Somerset

Historical Description

Stowey, Over, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 8½ miles W by N of Bridgwater, and 4½ from Crowcombe station on the G.W.R. Post town, Nether Stowey, under Bridgwater. Acreage, 3697; population of the civil parish, 422; of the ecclesiastical, 433. The manor, with Quantock Lodge, belongs to the Stanley family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £180 with residence. The church is Late Pointed and good.

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 parishOver Stowey St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Overstowey 1558-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Over Stowey from the following:


Online maps of Over Stowey are available from a number of sites:

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater