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Pictures of and basic information on the village of Stocklinch, near Ilminster, in the south of Somerset

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Master thatchers at work on the roof a thatched cottage in Stocklinch, near Ilminster, Somerset

 

 

 

Stocklinch is a small village, situated around 3 miles north east of Ilminster, 11 miles south east of Taunton, and 11 miles west of Yeovil in the south of the county of Somerset. The village is one Somerset's handful of Thankful Villages in which none of the men who served in both World War I and World War II were killed. Despite its small size, Stocklinch, has two churches: St Mary Magdalene and St Mary Ottersey. The latter now not, unfortunately, in regular use. Other than that the village is entirely residential apart from a couple working farms; village hall; and a rarely used red telephone box!

Stocklinch in past times. Stocklinch Magdalen is a parish in the hundred of Abdick, county Somerset, 2 miles North-East of Ilminster, its post town, and 7 miles West of Martock railway station on the Yeovil branch of the Bristol and Exeter railway. The village is situated on the Chard canal, near the river Isle. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value 140. The church is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen.

Stocklinch Ottersey is a parish in the county of Somerset, 2 miles North-East of Ilminster, its post town. The village is inconsiderable. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value 148. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a tower containing three bells. The register dates from 1574. There is a mixed school for both sexes, also a Church Sunday-school. The Rev. C. J. Allen is lord of the manor." Both entries transcribed from the 1872 edition of The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

Nearby villages and towns: Ashill; Barrington; Broadway; Hambridge; Hatch Beauchamp; Horton; Ilminster; Isle Abbots; Ilton; Kingsbury Episcopi; Martock; Muchelney; Seavington St Michael; Shepton Beauchamp; South Petherton

 

 

 

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