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Stowey, Somerset

Historical Description

Stowey, a parish in Somerset, l¼ mile from Glutton station on the G.W.R. Post town, Clutton, under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Bishops Sutton, Somerset. Acreage, 1269; population, 183. Sutton Court, the seat of the Strachey family, is in the parish. The living is a rectory or discharged vicarage, held with Bishops Sutton, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £160 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is dedicated to St Nicholas and St Mary.

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 parishStowey St. Mary 
Poor Law unionClutton 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Stowey from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS39
Post TownBristol