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Staplegrove, Somerset

Historical Description

Staplegrove, a parish in Somerset, 1½ mile N of Taunton station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Taunton; telegraph office, Taunton. Acreage, 1171; population of the civil parish, 1090; of the ecclesiastical, 778. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. For parish council purposes part of the parish has been taken into the borough of Taunton and added to St James' parish. There is a flock manufactory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £150 with residence. The church was restored in 1857.

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 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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 Staplegrove from the following:


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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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA2
Post TownTaunton