In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stoke Sub Hamdon like this:
STOKE-UNDER-HAMDON, a parish, with East Stoke and West Stoke villages, in Yeovil district, Somerset; 2 miles S by E of Martock r. station, and 5½ WNW of Yeovil. It has a post-office under Ilminster, and a fair on 23 April. Acres, 1,330. Real property, £4,676; of which £90 are in quarries. Pop., 1,395. Houses, 294. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. Hamdon Hill, on the boundary, is separately noticed. Glove-making is carried on. Remains exist of Roman entrenchments. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £104. Patron, T. Hawkesworth, Esq. The church is in mixed architecture and cruciform. There are an Independent chapel and a Wesleyan chapel; and the former was built in 1866, and is in the decorated style, with tower and spire.
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 Stoke Sub Hamdon has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Somerset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Stoke Sub Hamdon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stoke Sub Hamdon in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th December 2013
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