Place:Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire, England

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NameLimpley Stoke
Alt namesWaterhousesource: hamlet in parish
TypeExtra parochial area, Civil parish
Coordinates51.347°N 2.187°W
Located inWiltshire, England     (1894 - )
See alsoBradford Without, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish from which it was formed in 1894
Bradford on Avon Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1894-1934
Bradford and Melksham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1934-1974
West Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Limpley Stoke is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is in the Avon valley, between Bath and Freshford and the village is situated on both sides of the A36 road. The parish had a population of 561 in the UK census of 2011.

The civil parish includes the hamlet of Waterhouse and the outskirts of the Somerset village of Midford.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Limpley Stoke from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LIMPLEY-STOKE, a village and a chapelry in Bradford [on Avon} parish, Wilts. The village stands near the river Avon, the Kennet and Avon canal, the Bathampton branch of the Great Western railway, and the boundary with Somerset, 3¼ miles W of Bradford; presents a romantic appearance, as seen from the ascent toward Freshford; commands a curious view of the river, the canal, and the railway, winding side by side, at different elevations, down the valley; is environed by hanging woods and orchards, and by a wild declivity, with picturesque features; and has a railway station, a recent hydropathic establishment, and a girls' reformatory. The chapelry was reconstituted in 1846, and is conjoined with Winsley. Post town, Bradford-on-Avon. Population in 1861: 985. Houses: 218. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value: £147. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is small; and there is a Wesleyan chapel."

Further History

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The 18th-century country house at Waterhouse is a Grade II listed building.

In 1885 Messrs E G Browne and J C Margetson acquired a cloth mill, known as Avon Mill, on the banks of the Avon at Limpley Stoke. The previous owners of the mill had originally been timber merchants, but had later diversified into the production of rubber goods. By 1890 the business had transferred to premises in Melksham and later became Avon Rubber. Avon Rubber still produce tyres for automobiles.

Research Tips

A collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Wiltshire.

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