Stogumber with the Quantock hills behind
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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 see Lesley Morgan's Stogumber History website which contains much useful information, including all the articles she has written for the Stogumber Standard. Also, see Dr Duncan Taylor's Stogumber History website which is based on a series of talks he gave to Stogumber History Society about various aspects of the history of the village including mills, the poor, tracks and drove roads, fields and children.

Almonry - 16th century almshouses
Almonry
Brig House - the old police house
Brig House
Market House
Market House
Green Dragon Inn
Green Dragon Inn
Sawpits Close on the site of an old sawpit
Sawpits Close
Wells and other water supplies
Water
Wick House
Wick House
C of E First School
C of E First School
Swan House, once a coaching inn
Swan House
James Barton dates back to the 15th century
James Barton
How Stogumber got its name
Stogumber's Name
Zinch House dates back to the 15th century
Zinch House
17th century Tithe Barn
Tithe Barn
Population over the centuries
Population
St Mary's Church dates back to the 14th century
St Mary's Church
19th century Baptist Chapel
Baptist Chapel

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