Place:Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, England

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NameStoke Bruerne
Alt namesStoke-Bruernesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
See alsoCleley Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
South Northamptonshire District, Northamptonshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Stoke Bruerne is a small village and civil parish in the South Northamptonshire District about 10 miles (16 km) north of Milton Keynes and 7 miles (11 km) south of Northampton. The civil parish population at the 2011 UK census was 373.

The village is fairly typical for this area of south Northamptonshire containing many traditional stone and thatched cottages. The village's main claim to fame is its situation on the Grand Union Canal.

About half a mile north of the village is the south portal of Blisworth tunnel - accessible by a walk along the old towpath (on the eastern side of the canal - north of the village, the western side is either private property or inaccessible.) The tunnel is 3,075 yards (2,812 m) long and is the longest wide, freely navigable tunnel in Europe.

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