In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Staple Fitzpaine like this:
STAPLE-FITZPAINE, a parish, with a village, in Taunton district, Somerset; 5½ miles SE by S of Taunton r. station. It has a post-office under Taunton. Acres, 2,573. Real property, £2,441. Pop., 264. Houses, 53. The manor belongs to Lord Portman. The living is a rectory, united with Bickenhall, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £600. Patron, Lord Portman-The church is later English, with a fine tower.
Staple Fitzpaine 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 Staple Fitzpaine itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Staple Fitzpaine, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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