Stoke Lane or Stoke St Michael, Somerset
Stoke Lane or Stoke St Michael, a parish in Somerset, 4 miles NE of Shepton Mallet, and 3 from Cranmore station on the G.W.R. Post town, Oakhill, under Bath. Acreage, 2081; population of the civil parish, 667; of the ecclesiastical, 628. Stoke House is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Doulting. The church was rebuilt in 1838. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stoke-Lane St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Shepton-Mallet|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stoke Lane or Stoke St Michael from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stoke-Lane (St. Michael))
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.