STOKE ST MARY HISTORICAL RECORDS

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VILLAGE - WHICH HAVE APPEARED IN PRINT


In 1781 Edmund Rack started his survey of Somerset and  its parishes.  He did this for the Rev Collinson who wanted to compile a history of Somerset and a description of its parishes.

In 1791 the Rev Collinson produced his book “The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset”

His descriptions of the villages and Rack’s differ so I have produced both.

Then in 1873.. Edward Jeboult produced his description of Taunton and the villages in the valley of the Tone.  A description of Stoke St Mary appears in this book also.

Descriptions of Stoke also appeared in the local newspapers, especially when houses or land were being sold.