A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
STOCKLAND, a parish forming a detached portion of the hundred of Whitchurch-Canonicorum, Bridport division of the county of Dorset, though locally in the county of Devon, 6¼ miles (N. E. by E.) from Honiton, containing 1147 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at £ 15. 13. 11½., and in the patronage of the Freeholders and Inhabitants, The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a large ancient structure. The parochial school is well supported by annual donations.