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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


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 
Poor Law unionBath 

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

Church Records, 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:


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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
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath