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, 2½
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, 2½ 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:
Seavington St Michael;
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