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Stogumber, Somerset

Historical Description

Stogumber, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village has a station on the G.W.R., 170 miles from London, and 6 N by E of Wiveliscombe, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Taunton. It is famous for a pale ale made from a medicinal spring. The parish comprises 5349 acres; population of the civil parish, 955; of the ecclesiastical, 1028. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £220 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church is good, and there are a Baptist chapel and almshouses.

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 parishStogumber St. Mary 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stogumber 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton