In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Creech St Michael like this:
CREECH-ST. MICHAEL, a parish in Taunton district, Somerset; on the river Tone, the Bridgewater and Taunton canal, and the Bristol and Exeter railway, 3¼ miles E by N of Taunton. It has a post office under Taunton. Acres, 2, 304. Real property, £7, 087. Pop., 1, 121. Houses, 254. The property is divided among a few. ...
A number of the inhabitants are employed in the silk and lace manufactures. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £463.* Patrons,Creswell, Esq. and Mrs. Creswell. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave, chancel, aisle, and porch, with square tower. There is a Baptist chapel.
Creech St Michael is now part of Taunton Deane district. Click here for graphs and data of how Taunton Deane has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Creech St Michael itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Creech St Michael, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd March 2017
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