Harry Stoke

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Harry Stoke
Harry Stoke is located in Gloucestershire
Harry Stoke
Harry Stoke
Harry Stoke shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference ST6184079946
Civil parish
  • Stoke Gifford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS34
Dialling code 01454
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°30′39″N 2°32′44″W / 51.5109°N 2.5456°W / 51.5109; -2.5456Coordinates: 51°30′39″N 2°32′44″W / 51.5109°N 2.5456°W / 51.5109; -2.5456

Harry Stoke is a village in the parish of Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire, England.

There were three manors in the parish of Stoke Gifford. The Giffards and Berkeleys held Stoke and Walls. Harry Stoke was a separate manor held by Aldred in Saxon times, Theobald in Norman times and the Blount and De Filton families in medieval times. The Berkeleys bought it in the l6th century.

One of the last coal mines in the Bristol Coalfield was at Harry Stoke. The mine was a drift mine, begun in 1952. Bad roof conditions made the mine uneconomical, and it closed in 1963.

More information can be found on the Southern Brooks Archaeological site.

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