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Stoke St Gregory, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishStoke St. Gregory 
HundredNorth Curry 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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


Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictTaunton Deane
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton

Boroughbridge
Lyng
North Curry