- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Stoke Orchard is a village or hamlet north-west of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England.
Stoke Orchard is in the Tewkesbury District. It neighbours the villages of Elmstone Hardwicke, Tredington and Bishop's Cleeve. Within Tewkesbury District, Stoke Orchard is combined with neighbouring Tredington, as Stoke Orchard parish. The two villages are part of a large ecclesiastical parish with two other villages nearer to the River Severn.
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- Bishop's Cleeve from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8/Tewkesbury hundred makes several mentions of Stoke Orchard. A History of the County of Gloucester is part of the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
- GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
- A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
- The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
- A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county