In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rodney Stoke like this:
RODNEY-STOKE, a village and a parish in Wells district, Somerset. The village stands under the Mendiphills, 5 miles N W of Wells r. station; has a post-office under Weston-super-Mare; and gave the title of Baron, in 1782, to Admiral Rodney. The parish contains a1sopart of Draycott hamlet, and comprises 2, 345 acres. ...
Real property, £4,030. Pop., 323. Houses, 65. The property is subdivided. The Mendip hills here, especiallya peak called Stoke-Knoll, rise with great boldness and beauty. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £339.* Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is later English, and containsmonuments of the Rodney family. There are a Churchschool, and charities £303.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rodney Stoke, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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