Stoke, New Zealand
Stoke is a suburb of Nelson in New Zealand, located between Richmond and Tahunanui. In 2013 its population was 17,163. Stoke was named by William Songer, the personal servant of Arthur Wakefield, after his birthplace Stoke-by-Nayland in Suffolk. In 2010 it was voted the "Keep New Zealand Beautiful Peoples Choice Best Place in New Zealand".
- Isel Park - A historic park and house, which form part of the legacy left by the Marsden family of Stoke. Isel Park also contains the Isel Park research facility which is part of the Nelson Provincial Museum.
- Monaco – a residential peninsular which juts into the Waimea estuary
- The Stoke Hand – a sculpture outside the Stoke library.
- Saxton's Field, an outdoor sports ground which features softball, cricket, football, and hockey fields and also includes a court for netball. There is also an archery programme.
- Saxtons' Stadium, for indoor sports such as futsal, handball, table tennis and volleyball. Home of the basketball team Nelson Giants.
- Nayland Park Pools – include a 50m heated swimming pool and diving pool
A group of streets in Stoke have been named after famous literary figures. These streets lie between Main Road Stoke and Nayland Road, They include:
Kipling Crescent, Tennyson Crescent, Keats Crescent, Shelley Avenue, Marlowe Street, Browning Crescent, Dickens Street, Homer Street, Coleridge Place
- Stoke Primary School – founded 1845, the second oldest continuous public school in New Zealand
- Nayland Primary School
- Birchwood Primary School
- Enner Glynn Primary School
- Broadgreen Intermediate School
- Nayland College.
- a Catholic co-educational secondary school, Garin College, is slightly west of Stoke.
- Stoke Demographics, Nelson City Council. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling, ed. Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 377. ISBN 9780143204107.
- Goodger, Karen (10 Dec 2010). "Beaut suburb is stoked at being NZ's top place". Nelson Mail (Fairfax New Zealand). Archived from the original on 2 Dec 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
The Nelson suburb traditionally joked about as being a retirement village is officially New Zealand's favourite place. Stoke was awarded the honour at the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards in Parliament last night...
- Isel House and Park – legacy of the Marsden family The Prow. Retrieved 4 September 2015.