Stoke, Plymouth

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Stoke is located in Devon
Stoke shown within Devon
Population 13,861 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PLYMOUTH
Postcode district PL3 4xx
Dialling code 01752
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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]

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