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Stogumber

"STOGUMBER, a parish and small market town in the hundred of Williton, county Somerset, 13 miles N.W. of Taunton, its post town, and 1 mile W. of the Stogumber station on the West Somerset railway. The town, which has only 1,000 inhabitants, is situated under the Quantock hills. The parish includes the hamlets of Capton, Halsway, Kingswood, Preston, Rexton, Yellow, and Vexford. The soil consists of loam and clay, with a subsoil of marl and stone rush. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £239, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a tower and five bells. The parochial charities produce about £48 per annum, £15 of which go to the almshouses for poor widows. There is a National school for both sexes. The Baptists have a chapel. Sir Walter Trevelyan, Bart., and Langley St. Albyn, Esq., are lords of the manor. Market day is Saturday; but little business is now done. A cattle fair occurs on 6th May." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Cemeteries

  • St Mary, High Street, Church of England

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stogumber area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Stogumber which are provided by:

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Stogumber has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST090370 (Lat/Lon: 51.124973, -3.301764), Stogumber which are provided by:

Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.

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