The village seen from the Kennet and Avon Canal
Limpley Stoke shown within Wiltshire
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The civil parish, which had a population of 637 in 2001, also includes the hamlet of Waterhouse, and the outskirts of the Somerset village of Midford. The 18th-century country house at Waterhouse used to be a residential home for the elderly. It 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 River 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 in Wiltshire and later became Avon Rubber.
Limpley Stoke railway station, on the Wessex Main Line, is closed and is now privately owned. It was the junction station for the former branch line to Camerton, Somerset, on which The Titfield Thunderbolt was filmed.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary dates from the 10th century and is a grade II* listed building. It was originally dedicated to the Wiltshire saint Edith of Wilton, but in the 16th century, after some five hundred years, the church was rededicated to St Mary.
- Neighbouring civil parishes (clockwise from north):
- Wiltshire Community History Limpley Stoke Census Information. Retrieved on October 25, 2006.
- "Waterhouse". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "The Hop Pole Inn". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Church of St Mary". Images of England. Retrieved 2006-10-25.
- Kate Pratt, St Edith at bishopwilton.com
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