Stoke Dry shown within Rutland
|Area||1.55 sq mi (4.0 km2) |
|Population||35 2001 Census|
|- Density||23 /sq mi (8.9 /km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||78 miles (126 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Rutland and Melton|
In 2007 it had a population of 39. With only 14 homes this is a quiet village with its mediaeval church dedicated to Saint Andrew. A myth claims that the Gunpowder Plot conspirators met in a small room above the porch; the only basis for this is that the manor was part of the estate of Sir Everard Digby.
Stoke Dry is also known as the site of the Eyebrook Reservoir located at the bottom of the hill. The reservoir was used by Lancaster Bombers flying from RAF Scampton as the final practice run for Guy Gibson's 617 Squadron Dambusters prior to Operation Chastise, the attack on the Ruhr valley dams on the night of the 16/17 May 1943.
Being such a small village the social life is modest, but once a year things are enlivened when the Rutland Morris Men turn up and play on a Monday night—usually in June or July.
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