In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Staplegrove like this:
STAPLEGROVE, a parish in Taunton district, Somerset; 1½ mile NW of Taunton r. station. It has a post-office under Taunton. Acres, 1,059. Real property, £4,585. Pop., 469. Houses, 89. The property is much subdivided. There are several good residences, a private lunatic asylum, flax mills, and a tannery and manure manufactory. The living is a rectory in the diocose of Bath and Wells. Value, £205.* Patron, R. Fort, Esq. The church was restored in 1857. There is a national school.
Staplegrove 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 Staplegrove itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Staplegrove, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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