In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stoke St Michael like this:
STOKE-LANE, or S.-St. Michael, a parish and a sub-district in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset. The parish lies 4 miles NE of Shepton-Mallet r. station, and has a village of its own name. Post town, Shepton-Mallet. Acres, 2,071. Real property, £3,356. Pop. in 1851, 921; in 1861, 734. Houses, 167. ...
The manor belongs to W. F. Knatchbull, Esq. S. House is the seat of J. L. Burnard, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £120. Patron, the Vicar of Doulting. The church was rebuilt in 1838. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £7.The sub-district contains 9 parishes. Acres, 13,172. Pop., 3,326. Houses, 775.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stoke St Michael, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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