Place:Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England

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NameStoke Abbott
Alt namesStochesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Stoke Abbotsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
Stoke-Abbassource: Family History Library Catalog
Stoke-Abbotsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.802667°N 2.777635°W
Located inDorset, England

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Stoke Abbott is a village and civil parish in west Dorset, England, west of Beaminster. The village has a population of 209, with 14.5% of dwellings being second homes. The author Ralph Wightman, agriculturist, broadcaster, and native of Dorset, described the village as "a beautiful place of deep lanes, orchards and old houses, with a church of quiet charm", and, in a similar vein, Sir Frederick Treves in 1905 considered it "as pretty a village as any in Dorset". The Very Rev Hedley Robert Burrows (1887 - 1983), who later became Archdeacon of Winchester and then Dean of Hereford, was incumbent at Stoke Abbott for a time.

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