North Stoke, Oxfordshire

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North Stoke
St. Mary's parish church
North Stoke is located in Oxfordshire
North Stoke
North Stoke
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSU6186
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWallingford
Postcode districtOX10
Dialling code01491
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°34′16″N 1°07′12″W / 51.571°N 1.120°W / 51.571; -1.120Coordinates: 51°34′16″N 1°07′12″W / 51.571°N 1.120°W / 51.571; -1.120

North Stoke is a small village beside the River Thames in the Crowmarsh civil parish in South Oxfordshire, 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the market town of Wallingford. Its 'Church of St Mary' is a Grade I listed building.

Parish church[edit]

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 are the remains of a Saxon piscina and rumours that the chest in the chancel is a 13th-century crusader chest. Most notable, however, are the large number of 14th century wall paintings. Consequent on these factors, it is Grade I listed.[1] The original tower collapsed in 1669 and was not rebuilt until 1725.[2] St. Mary's parish is now a member of The Langtree Team Ministry: a Church of England benefice that also includes the parishes of Checkendon, Ipsden, Stoke Row, Whitchurch-on-Thames and Woodcote.[3] The Ridgeway path runs through the churchyard, to either side crossing the river Thames and climbing the Chilterns.


The village is a two forked dead-end residential road against the river Thames. However it is closer to the New Town end and has a lakeside Hotel and Golf Course which may be used by its visitors. From 6 June 2012, North Stoke is served by Go Ride bus service number 134 from Wallingford to Goring-on-Thames.[4] Private homes and a private boathouse join the river, no public slipway is available. The Thames Path is on the opposite bank.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ St Mary's Church - Grade I- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1059577)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 723
  3. ^ "The Langtree Team Ministry". Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  4. ^ "timetables & fares". Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  5. ^ Springs Hotel Archived 7 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine


External links[edit]

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