Main Road, Stoke Climsland
Stoke Climsland shown within Cornwall
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Stoke Climsland is a village in the valley of the River Tamar, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom within the civil parish of Stokeclimsland. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 1639. An electoral ward in the same name also exists. At the same census the population was 3,703.
The manor of Climsland was one of the seventeen Antiqua maneria of the Duchy of Cornwall. The manor was recorded in the Domesday Book (1086) as Climson; there were 5 hides of land and land for 24 ploughs. One hide was held by the lord (with 3 ploughs and 9 serfs) and 30 villeins and 30 smallholders had 17 ploughs and 4 hides of land. There were also 3 acres of meadow, 16 square leagues of pasture and 3 square leagues of woodland. The income from the manor was £6 sterling.
The present church building is 15th century, with north and south aisles and a west tower. The tower is of granite and the wagon roofs are medieval. At Horse Bridge on the road to Tavistock is a fine bridge of seven arches (built in 1437). At Whiteford Sir John Call built a Georgian mansion in 1775 but it no longer exists: the stables and a garden temple remain and a few fragments have been reused in a house nearby.
The post office, opened in 1839, is the oldest in the UK.
- William Pratt Call, banker and High Sheriff of Cornwall; resident of Whiteford House
- John Grubb, an early settler in Delaware
- Len Harvey, a boxer, who held one 'version' of the World's Light-Heavyweight Championship from 1939 until 1942; born here
- David Oates, archaeologist and academic; born here
- Neil Warnock, football manager; resident
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- Thorn, C. et al., eds. (1979) Cornwall. Chichester: Phillimore; entry 1,9
- Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books
- "BBC - Domesday Reloaded: Stoke climsland Post Office, from 1986". domesday. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
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