North Stoke, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates: 51°34′16″N 1°07′12″W / 51.571°N 1.120°W / 51.571; -1.120

North Stoke
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St. Mary's parish church
North Stoke is located in Oxfordshire
North Stoke
North Stoke
 North Stoke shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU6186
Civil parish Crowmarsh
District South Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wallingford
Postcode district OX10
Dialling code 01491
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Henley
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North Stoke is a small village beside the River Thames in the Crowmarsh civil parish in South Oxfordshire, 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the market town of Wallingford. Its Church of St Mary is Grade I listed.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary was built in the 1230s when Robert de Esthall was the vicar. His memorial slab (1274) may be seen in the chancel. There is a 13th-century crusader chest and the remains of a Saxon piscina. Most notable, however, are the large number of 14th century wall paintings. Consequent on these factors, it is Grade I listed.[1] The original tower collapsed in 1669 and was not rebuilt until 1725.[2] St. Mary's parish is now a member of The Langtree Team Ministry: a Church of England benefice that includes also the parishes of Checkendon, Ipsden, Stoke Row, Whitchurch-on-Thames and Woodcote.[3]

The Ridgeway path runs through the churchyard, to either side crossing the Thames and climbing the Chilterns.

Transport[edit]

Road

The village is, bar a few farmhouses, two forked dead-end residential roads against the river Thames, however its closer New Town end has a lakeside Hotel and Golf Course which may be used by its visitors.

Buses

From 6 June 2012, North Stoke is served by Go Ride bus service number 134 from Wallingford to Goring-on-Thames.[4]

River

Private homes and a private boathouse join the river, no public slipway is available. The Thames Path is on the opposite bank.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St Mary's Church - Grade I- English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1059577)". National Heritage List for England .
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 723
  3. ^ "The Langtree Team Ministry". Langtree.org. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  4. ^ "timetables & fares". Goridebus.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  5. ^ Springs Hotel[dead link]

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External links[edit]

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