Old Church Stoke

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Old Church Stoke
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View of the hamlet of Old Church Stoke
Old Church Stoke is located in Powys
Old Church Stoke
Old Church Stoke
 Old Church Stoke shown within Powys
OS grid reference SO2894
Community Churchstoke
Principal area Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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Coordinates: 52°32′N 3°04′W / 52.53°N 03.06°W / 52.53; -03.06

Old Church Stoke is a village in the Community of Churchstoke in Powys, Wales. Until 1974 it was in the county of Montgomeryshire.

The name, as a distinct settlement within the township and parish of Churchstoke, was first recorded in the mid-16th century.[1] The current village includes several timber-framed farmhouses of the 17th and 18th century, the former Oak Inn from the same period, and a 19th-century Primitive Methodist chapel.[1]

There was formerly a holy well, or "Lady well", in the village, which was dressed with flowers and rushes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Churchstoke Historic Landscape Characterisation, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
  2. ^ Bird, A. History on the ground: an inventory of unrecorded material relating to the mid-Anglo-Welsh borderland, University of Wales Press, 1977, p.90

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