Rodney Stoke Somerset Family History Guide

Rodney Stoke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset. 

Alternative names: Rodney Stoke, Stoke Gifford

Other places in the parish include: Draycott. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Theale
  • Glastonbury St Benedict
  • Wedmore
  • Westbury
  • Cheddar
  • Priddy

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RODNEY-STOKE, a village and a parish in Wells district, Somerset. The village stands under the Mendip hills, 5 miles NW 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 a1so part of Draycott hamlet, and comprises 2,345 acres. Real property, £4,030. Pop., 323. Houses, 65. The property is subdivided. The Mendip hills here, especially a 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 contains monuments of the Rodney family. There are a Church school, and charities £303.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Wells
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Wells
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Axbridge
Poor Law Union: Wells
Hundred: Winterstoke
Province: Canterbury