Rodney Stoke  Somerset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rodney Stoke like this:

RODNEY-STOKE, a village and a parish in Wells district, Somerset. The village stands under the Mendiphills, 5 miles N W of Wells r. station; has a post-office under Weston-super-Mare; and gave the title of Baron, in 1782, to Admiral Rodney. The parish contains a1sopart of Draycott hamlet, and comprises 2, 345 acres. ...

Real property, £4,030. Pop., 323. Houses, 65. The property is subdivided. The Mendip hills here, especiallya peak called Stoke-Knoll, rise with great boldness and beauty. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £339.* Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is later English, and containsmonuments of the Rodney family. There are a Churchschool, and charities £303.

Rodney Stoke through time

Rodney Stoke is now part of Mendip district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mendip has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Rodney Stoke itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rodney Stoke, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd February 2024

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