Stoke, Plymouth

Coordinates: 50°22′37″N 4°09′40″W / 50.377°N 4.161°W / 50.377; -4.161
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Stoke is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population13,861 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSX465552
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPL3 4xx
Dialling code01752
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
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50°22′37″N 4°09′40″W / 50.377°N 4.161°W / 50.377; -4.161

Stoke, also referred to by its earlier name of Stoke Damerel, is an inner suburb of the city of Plymouth, Devon, England.

In 1844, Stoke Damerel was described as a parish in Roborough hundred, adjoining the borough of Plymouth, and including Devonport within it.[2] In 1914, Devonport and Plymouth amalgamated with Stonehouse, and the new town took the name of Plymouth.

Stoke is now densely built up with family houses and bisected by the main railway line from Paddington to Penzance. The parish church is notable not only for its evolving architecture, but also its contents and historical connections. The area has been prosperous for several hundred years, and there are distinguished private houses dating to Georgian and Victorian times, several of which feature in Nikolaus Pevsner's South Devon.

Stoke Damerel Primary School educates approximately 320 pupils of ages 4–11.[3]

Devonport High School for Boys on Paradise Road draws pupils from all over the city and parts of south-west Devon and south-east Cornwall.

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  1. ^ "Plymouth ward 2011". Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Stoke Damerel, Devon (quoting Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England)". GENUKI. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ Ofsted. "Stoke Damerel Primary School".