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Stoke St Mary, Somerset

Historical Description

Stoke St Mary, a parish in Somerset, 2 miles from Thorne station on the G.W.R., and 3 SE of Taunton. It has a post office under Taunton; money order office, Taunton; telegraph office, Henlade. Acreage, 949; population, 231. Stoke House and Stoke Court are chief residences. The living is a donative united to Thurlbeere and Orchard Portman, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £60. Patron, Viscount Portman. The church is ancient. There is a Methodist chapel.

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 St. Mary 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Stoke St. Mary 1679-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stoke St Mary from the following:


Online maps of Stoke St Mary are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton