St Mary's Church in the Church of England dates to before the Norman Conquest and is a listed building in the highest category in architecture.
Stoke d'Abernon shown within Surrey
|Area||3.59 km2 (1.39 sq mi)|
|Population||1,693 (2011 census)|
|- Density||472 /km2 (1,220 /sq mi)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Esher and Walton|
Stoke D'Abernon is the village that is contiguous with Cobham, on its long south-eastern border in the Elmbridge borough of Surrey which has the training ground of Chelsea F.C. and Cobham and Stoke D'Abernon railway station. The village of Oxshott broke away from it in 1913, on gaining its first place of worship and Stoke D'Abernon is about one third of the land and population of the ward of the United Kingdom Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon. Its southern border is the Mole above which is the M25 motorway and across that river is a mixture of a farm and woodlands in the north of the civil parishes of Fetcham and Great Bookham.
Stoke D’Abernon lay in Elmbridge hundred. Stoke d'Abernon appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Stoche held by Richard Fitz Gilbert. Its Domesday assets were: 2 hides; 2 virgates 5 acres (20,000 m2); 1 church, 2 mills worth 13s, 4 ploughs, 6 oxen, 4 acres (16,000 m2) of meadow, woodland worth 40 hogs. It rendered £5 per year to its feudal system overlords. The suffix d'Abernon comes from a family of a conquering soldier or Norman noble who emigrated from France at the time of the Norman conquest in 1066. Its church, St Mary's, is Saxon with Norman and Victorian additions, and is famous for its monumental brasses, among them the oldest in the country.
Sir John D'Aubernoun was a knight who died in 1277 and was buried in the village.
Amenities and landmarks
It has its own railway station, named Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon to attract the much greater trade and use of the large village of Cobham starting 0.5 miles (0.80 km) to the north-west at the end of the 19th century.
In the east on the main road to Leatherhead is the Woodlands Park Hotel, the top of which is tile-hung in the Surrey style. A single storey bay (architecture) has a terracotta balustrade above and the building has a half-timbered gable end front bay. Built in 1890 it is a relatively modern listed building, designed by Rowland Plumbe. The local pub-restaurant is The Old Plough which dates to the 16th century.
The village has an active residents' association with a network of road representatives. but as with neighbouring Cobham and Oxshott, unlike similar groups in the rest of Elmbridge it does not contest elections.
The church is active and Grade I listed, in the highest category of architectural listing, see History.
Stoke D'Abernon Cricket Club was formed in 1870 and currently plays in the Surrey Championship which maintains its own website aside from the Cricket England site.
Yehudi Menuhin School is a leading specialist music school is just south of the parish bounds in Fetcham.
Elmbridge ward councillor for Stoke d'Abernon since 1992, and resident in the village, James Vickers  is due to be the Mayor of Elmbridge 2009-10 is deputy Mayor 2008-09. Both the other ward members for Oxshott and Stoke serve in the Conservative-run Cabinet of Elmbridge Borough.
William Marshal who was regent of England (1217-1219) and first 'Lord Marshall' spent his honeymoon here in the summer of 1189 with his new wife, Isabelle de Clare. His descendant the Earl Marshall is one of two peers not subject to an election, hereditary and entitled to sit in the House of Lords, while the hundreds of other hereditary peers compete for 90 places in the chamber at the death of any of the 90.
The distinguished diplomat Edgar Vincent (1857–1941) lived within the parish in the early 20th century and was the first recipient of the D'Abernon Viscountcy and Barony. The title died with its first holder.
The England Test cricketer and captain, Bob Willis, grew up in the village and learnt to play at several local village clubs, including Stoke D'Abernon cricket club, before his professional career in the 1970s and 80s
|Output area||Detached||Semi-detached||Terraced||Flats and apartments||Caravans/temporary/mobile homes||Shared between households|
|Stoke D'Abernon[n 1]||593||140||29||44||0||0|
The average level of accommodation in the region composed of detached houses was 28%, the average that was apartments was 22.6%.
|Output area||Population||Households||% Owned outright||% Owned with a loan||hectares|
The proportion of households in the settlement who owned their home outright compares to the regional average of 35.1%. The proportion who owned their home with a loan compares to the regional average of 32.5%. The remaining % is made up of rented dwellings (plus a negligible % of households living rent-free).
Notes and references
- Elmbridge 018C
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
- Surrey Domesday Book
- St Mary's - Grade I - English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1030111)". National Heritage List for England.
- Woodlands Park - Grade II - English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1192413)". National Heritage List for England.
- The Plough (now with suffix 'Old') - Grade II- English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1286815)". National Heritage List for England.
- Stoke D'Abernon Residents Association
- Website of the political grouping of the Elmbridge Residents Associations
- Stoke Cricket Club (Stoke CC)
- Parkside School (former manor) - Grade II* - English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1030110)". National Heritage List for England.
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