Stoke Dry shown within Rutland
|Area||1.55 sq mi (4.0 km2) |
|Population||35 2001 Census|
|– density||23/sq mi (8.9/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||78 miles (126 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Rutland and Melton|
In 2007 it had a population of 39. With only 14 homes this is a quiet village with a mediaeval church dedicated to Saint Andrew. The parish church has mediaeval wall paintings and Romanesque chancel arch. A myth claims that the Gunpowder Plot conspirators met in a small room above the porch; the only basis for this is that the manor was part of the estate of Sir Everard Digby.
Stoke Dry is known as the site of the Eyebrook Reservoir located at the bottom of the hill. The reservoir was used by Avro Lancasters flying from RAF Scampton as the final practice run for Guy Gibson's No. 617 Squadron RAF prior to Operation Chastise, the Dambusters attack on the Ruhr valley dams on the night of the 16/17 May 1943.
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