Stoke Ferry in 1839
Stoke Ferry is in the hundred of Clackclose, 88 miles from London. The parish has an area of 1,520 acres, with a population, in 1831, of 706, about one-third agricultural. The town consists of one principal street adjacent to the Wissey, over which there is a bridge. The church is toward the south end of the town. The market, which had been for a long period disused, has been revived within the last few years ; it is now held on Friday, chiefly for corn. There is one yearly cattle-fair. Messrs. Whitbread and Co., the great brewers, have extensive malting establishments here. The living is a perpetual curacy, of the clear yearly value of £71. There were in 1833 one day-school, partly supported by endowment, with 50 children, and two Sunday-schools, with 122 children.