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Nether Stowey

Nether Stowey is a small village in Somerset, South West England. It sits in the foothills of the Quantock Hills, just below Over Stowey. It is the birthplace of Robert Parsons and Samuel Grose and was for many years the home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The parish of Nether Stowey covers approximately 4 km², with a population of 1430 (1998).

Local amenities include three pubs, a doctor's surgery, a volunteer fire station, local shops and a primary school. There is also a tourist information centre in the library, which is built on the site of the old primary school.

The villages dates back many centuries, and is believed to be mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the last 50 years, the building of Hinkley Point Power Station, a nuclear power station, nearby has produced small growth, including the building of a second new (last 20 years) housing development.

External Links Quantock On-line Community: Nether Stowey