Stoke St Gregory, Somerset
Stoke St Gregory, a parish, with several hamlets, in Somerset, between the rivers Tone and Parret. It has a station of the name of Athelney on the G.W.R., 4½ miles W of Langport, 9 from Taunton, and 9 from Bridgwater, and a post office under Taunton; money order and telegraph office, North Curry. Acreage, 4129; population of the civil parish, 1348; of the ecclesiastical, 995. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £280 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church, dedicated to St Gregory, is a Later English cruciform building having an octagonal central tower on arches with five bells, a spire, nave, two side aisles, two transepts, a chancel, and a fine W window. It has an ancient and beautifully carved pulpit, and was restored in 1888. An old yew tree with stocks under it is in the churchyard. There is a sundial over the porch door. There are two Baptist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stoke St. Gregory|
|Poor Law union||Taunton|
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.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stoke St Gregory from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stoke (St. Gregory))
Online maps of Stoke St Gregory are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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.