North Stoke, Oxfordshire
St. Mary's parish church
North Stoke shown within Oxfordshire
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Parish church 
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. The original tower collapsed in 1669 and was not rebuilt until 1725. 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.
The Ridgeway path runs through the churchyard.
Notable people 
- The Academy Award winning actor Michael Caine lived at Rectory Farmhouse.
- The contralto Dame Clara Butt lived in the village.
- Rock vocalist Ian Gillan, formerly of Deep Purple, used to live in the country house that is now the Springs Hotel. He had the guitar-shaped swimming pool built.
- Pedgley, B; Pedgley, D. (1990). Crowmarsh – A history of Crowmarsh Gifford, Newnham Murren, Mongewell and North Stoke. Crowmarsh History Group. ISBN 0-9516305-0-4.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 723–724. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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