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South Stoke, Somerset

Historical Description

Stoke, South, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, with a station called Midford on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway, 136 miles from London. Post town, Bath; money order office, Combe Down; telegraph office, Limpley Stoke. Acreage, 867; population, 410. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Midford Castle is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £120 with residence. The church has a Norman door and a Later English tower, and has been restored and enlarged. There are Wesleyan and Roman Catholic chapels.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSouth Stoke St. James 
HundredBath-Forum 
Poor Law unionBath 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for South Stoke from the following:


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath