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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Creech St Michael has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Taunton Deane. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Creech St Michael and units named after it.
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: 23rd July 2014
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