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Chew Stoke

CHEW STOKE - information extracted from Kelly’s 1914 Directory of Somerset

CHEW STOKE is a parish and small village, about 4½ miles west-south-west from Pensford station on the North Somerset Branch of the Great Western Railway, and 7 miles from Bristol.

The soil is sandy, sub-soil is clayey.  The land is principally in pasture.  The area is 2,157 acres of land and 5 acres of water; rateable value £6,213; population in 1911, 598.

CHEW STOKE is in the

·         Northern division of the county [Somerset]

·         Hundred of Chew

·         Clutton Poor Law Union

·         Temple Cloud Petty Sessional Division and County Court District

·         Rural Deanery of Chew

·         Arch-deaconry of Bath

·         Diocese of Bath & Wells



The Church of St Andrew is a fine building of stone in Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles and containing 6 bells, rehung in 1907.  In 1887 an organ was provided at a cost of £225: the church was restored in 1862, and again in 1900.  There are sittings for 500 persons.  The register dates from the year 1672.

The living is a rectory, net yearly value £200, including 18 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of R Ticehurst, Esq., and held since 1906 by Rev Lionel St Clair Waldy M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford.  A Parish Hall was erected during 1898-1906 at a cost of £350.  The old rectory house, dating from 1529, still exists.

·         Sexton: Solomon Clark



There is a Wesleyan chapel here.



Post Office: The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Chew Magna, 2 miles distant.  Letters arrive from Bristol at 7.10 a.m. & 2.30 & 6.45 p.m. and dispatched at 10 a.m. & 5 & 7 p.m. weekdays and Sundays at 3.50 p.m.

·         Sub-postmaster: William King

Wall Letter Box: Cross Road, cleared at 4.55 p.m. from Nov to March; 5.15 p.m. from April to Oct; and 4.15 p.m. on Sundays



Public Elementary School (mixed), rebuilt with master’s house in 1857, for 120 children; average attendance 96, & endowed with £80 yearly;

·         Master: Frederick Arthur Ryall



Ayre, Miss, Woodford House

Evans, Thomas, Church Gate House

Fowler, Mrs, Brook House

Hale, Joseph, Fairwood House

 Kew, Miss, Prospect Villa

King, John, Bilbie House

King, Miss, Albert Villa

Little, John P., Beaumont Villa

Marshall, John, Chilly Hill

 Mugford, Frederick, Crossway House

 Parker, John, Elm Tree House

 Penfold, Mrs., Little Orchard

Taylor, Stephenson, The Oaks

Waldy, Rev, Lionel St Clair M.A. (rector), Rector

Walker, Eldred G. F. The Hollies 



 Baker, George, farmer, Breach Hill

 Ball, Frank.E., Stoke Inn

Bennett, John, farmer, Church Farm

 Cole, Lewis, farmer

Cox, Edward, beer retailer

 Cox, Edwin, boot maker

Croker, Joseph, farmer

Evans, George, farmer, Stoke Hill

George, William, farmer, Breach Hill

Gillard, Edwin Arthur, grocer

 Hall, Silvanus, farmer, The Elms

Hazell, William, farmer, Denny Farm  

Hobbs, Ernest, farmer

Horler, Charles, farmer, Yew Tree Farm

Horler, Clifford, farmer

 Keedwell, Fred, farmer, Breach Hill

Keel, James, farmer

King, William & Sons, auctioneers; & at Chew Magna

King, James A., assistant overseer

Luton, George T., beer retailer

Maggs, Henry, farmer, Herons Green

Mapstone, Mary (Mrs), farmer

Marshall, John Webb, farmer & land owner, Chilly Hill

Martin, George, carpenter

Masters, William, baker, Portbridge 

Melbourne, Charles, farmer, Villies

Ogbourne, George, farmer, Portbridge Farm

Payne, Thomas, tailor

Perry, George, dairy farmer

Price, Joseph, farmer

Roynon, John, mason

Satchell, William, farmer, Pixyhole

Say, James, farmer, Pagans Hill

 Sherborne, John, farmer, Chapel Farm

Somers, Frederick, butcher & farmer,

Stowell, George, farmer

Thompson, Albert James, farmer, Wallis Farm

Weaver, Elizabeth (Mrs), beer retailer

West, Gilbert, baker

Weston, Walter, farmer, Perry House

Young, William, farmer, North Hill


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