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The OPC for Stogursey is : Jim Sheppard

Places of worship:

Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.

St Andrew

Census returns:

The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.

122 People born in this parish but residing elsewhere in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

17 People born in this parish but residing elsewhere in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

Links to parish histories, bibliographies etc:


Stogursey Photo Gallery Photo gallery of Stogursey

Postal Directories:

Historical directories Kelly 1889 Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.


An 1861 Ordnance survey map of Stogursey 

Parish Histories:

A vision of Stogursey A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions

Other Links:

Stogursey Castle The remains of a motte and bailey castle consisting of a low motte with inner and outer baileys to the east. Both the motte and baileys appear to have been surrounded by wet moats, which are now partially utilised by stream courses and a mill pond. Modern walling links the substantial surviving sections of the shell keep and an apparently C19 house has been erected on the remains of the gatehouse. The inner bailey has been disturbed but the outer bailey is in good condition. C12 castle destroyed by King John, rebuilt in early C13 and again destroyed in 1224, rebuilt in1330 but sacked in War of the Roses. Some C14 curtain wall and foundations of C14 gatehouse survive.

Other Links:

Stogursey - Quantock Hills, Somerset The village lies 3 miles from the A39, and the village of Nether Stowey, and only a mile from the sea. It has a fantastic church, a castle with mote, shops, a school, and two pubs. The village is twinned with Lonlay L’Abbaye in France, the villages have a shared history, and still today the links are kept open. The village boasts two public houses, The Acland Arms, in the High Street and The Greyhound in Lime Street. The hamlets of Burton, Shurton and Stolford make up the Parish of Stogursey. Not Far away is the famous landmark of Hinkley Point nuclear power station, which has provided employment in this mainly agricultural area. The station lies on the coast about a mile from the village.

Other Links:

Stogursey: Wiki Stogursey from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Stogursey Church of England VA Primary School Stogursey Church of England VA Primary School is set in the picturesque Somerset village of Stogursey. Our school is a happy welcoming place where children develop and learn in a safe and caring environment. Our website will provide you with information about our school as well as showing you some of the excellent work that the children produce

Mail Lists and Forums:

SRO summary for this parish SRO summary for this parish

Record Offices:

Summary of SRO holdings for Stogursey 

Genealogical Societies:

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society 

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.:

Poor Law Union The Williton Poor Law Union formally came into being on 19th May 1836.


Somerset FreeReg status for Stogursey 


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