Earl-Stoke

EARL-STOKE, a chapelry, in the parish and hundred of Melksham, union of Devizes, Devizes and N. divisions of Wilts, 3ΒΌ miles (W.) from East Lavington; containing 381 inhabitants. It is intersected by the road from East Lavington to Frome, and consists of 1906 acres. The chapel is dedicated to St. Mary. The tithes were commuted for land in 1777, and 36 acres were assigned to the vicar of Melksham.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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