Stogumber was once a much larger community which was centred around its weaving, brewing and agricultural industries. It was situated on a long established route to the ancient port of Watchet. Documents indicate that it was an established settlement by the time of the Anglo Saxons and finds at Zinch House suggest that there may have been people living here earlier.
This page does not set out to be a complete history of Stogumber from the earliest times to the present day, but using pictures of local buildings and features tries to tell some of that story. Click on the picture to learn more about its related history.
For more detailed information on some aspects of Stogumber's history including some documents which might be of interest to family historians see Duncan Taylor's website. Another good source is Lesley Morgan's Stogumber History website which contains much useful information, including all the articles she has written for the Stogumber Standard
To see some fascinating old photographs of Stogumber click here
Acknowledgment: Much of the text for these pages is taken from the publication "Stogumber The History of a Somerset Village" by Charles Brundrett and Others
Any comments or suggestions concerning these history pages would be welcome via this link.