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Stocklinch Ottersey, Somerset

Historical Description

Stocklinch Ottersay, a parish in Somerset, 2½ miles NE of Ilminster station on the G.W.R. Post town, Ilminster. Acreage, 301; population, 183. The united parishes of Stocklinch Ottersay and Stocklinch Magdalen are known under the appellation of Stocklinch, and have a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a rectory, with Stocklinch Magdalen annexed, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £200 with residence. The church is Early English.

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 parishStocklinch Ottersay St. Mary 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionChard 

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

Church Records

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stocklinch Ottersey from the following:


Online maps of Stocklinch Ottersey 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.