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Stowell, Somerset

Historical Description

Stowell, a parish in Somerset, 1½ mile W of Temple Combe station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 4½ miles SSW of Wincanton. Post town, Sherborne; money order and telegraph office, Temple Combe. Acreage, 932; population, 94. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £105 with residence. The church was partially restored in 1891.

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 parishStowell St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT9
Post TownSherborne