Place:Stoke (near Nantwich), Cheshire, England

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NameStoke (near Nantwich)
Alt namesStokesource: local placename
Barbridgesource: village in parish
Stoke Banksource: hamlet in parish
Veronasource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.101°N 2.566°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoActon, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Nantwich Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Nantwich Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Crewe and Nantwich District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is also a place named Stoke (near Chester) in the county of Cheshire. Both are small rural parishes. There is also Stoke-on-Trent, the large borough in the neighbouring county of Staffordshire. Care should be taken not to confuse them.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stoke (near Nantwich) is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The parish is predominantly rural with a total population of around 200. The largest settlement is Barbridge, which lies 3½ miles to the north west of Nantwich. The parish also includes the small settlements of Stoke Bank and Verona. Nearby parishes include Aston juxta Mondrum, Burland, Calveley, Haughton, Worleston and Wardle.

GENUKI provides the following information

Stoke (near Nantwich) was a township in Acton ancient parish in Nantwich Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The ancient parish church for the township of Stoke was St. Mary's in Acton.

The population was 127 in 1801, 143 in 1851, 191 in 1901 and 229 in 1951.

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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