In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stoke St Mary like this:
STOKE-ST. MARY, a parish in Tannton district, Somerset; 3½ miles SE of Taunton r. station. Post town, Taunton. Acres, 923. Real property, £1,936. Pop., 266. Houses, 55. The manor belongs to R. Mattock, Esq. S. House and S. Court are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £133. Patron, Lord Portman. The church is ancient. There is an Independent chapel.
Stoke St Mary 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 Stoke St Mary itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stoke St Mary, in Taunton Deane and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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