Transport

    Footpaths, tracks, droves, motor roads, rivers and railway. They all figure in the history of getting about in Stoke and reaching out to the wider world. The boatmen and carriers of the Rivers Tone and the Parrett provided us with several of the village's present families. The station at Athelney provided a vital export point for the goods of the village industries. Most of our droves were created as part of the enclosure of the moors, as a means of getting to the newly created fields. Until fairly recently, due to the poor state of the roads, the only way of getting about was walking or on horseback - in historical terms wheeled transport in the village was relatively recent. Please use the drop down menu on the 'TRANSPORT' button to explore further.

Athelney Station