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Stoke Lane or Stoke St Michael, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishStoke-Lane St. Michael 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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