Stoke, Plymouth

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Stoke is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population13,861 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPL3 4xx
Dialling code01752
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°22′48″N 4°09′46″W / 50.38°N 4.162778°W / 50.38; -4.162778Coordinates: 50°22′48″N 4°09′46″W / 50.38°N 4.162778°W / 50.38; -4.162778

Stoke, also referred to by its earlier name of Stoke Damerel, is a parish, that was once part of the historical Devonport, England; this was prior to 1914. In 1914, Devonport and Plymouth amalgamated with Stonehouse: the new town took the name of Plymouth. Since the amalgamation Stoke has been an inner suburb of Plymouth in the English county of Devon.

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 some distinguished private houses dating to Georgian and Victorian times (several of which feature in Nikolaus Pevsner's South Devon: Penguin Books, 1952, content (revised and enlarged) issued New Haven: Yale U. P. 1989. ISBN 0-300-09596-1).

Stoke Damerel Primary School educates approximately 320 pupils of ages 4–11.[2]

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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