Stoke Goldington

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Stoke Goldington
Stoke Goldington is located in Buckinghamshire
Stoke Goldington
Stoke Goldington
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population575 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP838487
Civil parish
  • Stoke Goldington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT PAGNELL
Postcode districtMK16
Dialling code01908
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
52°07′48″N 0°46′37″W / 52.130°N 0.777°W / 52.130; -0.777Coordinates: 52°07′48″N 0°46′37″W / 52.130°N 0.777°W / 52.130; -0.777

Stoke Goldington is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes and ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England.[2] It is located about four miles NNW of Newport Pagnell, on the B526, the old road to Northampton.

The village name 'Stoke' derives from the Old English 'stoc', which means 'place'. It came to be used in the context of either a religious or a secondary settlement, and is one of the most common place name elements in England (see Stoke (disambiguation)). In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Stoche. The affix 'Goldington' came later and refers to "Peter of Goldington" (from Goldington in Bedfordshire) who was a significant tenant in the village in the medieval period.

in 2015, the village won the 'Buckinghamshire's best kept village' competition

Annual Steam Rally[edit]

Formerly the village hosted the Stoke Goldington Steam Rally each May.

Flooding[edit]

Stoke Goldington is susceptible to occasional flooding, and suffered badly in 2007 with repeated floods. Water settled up to 1.5 metres deep in places, requiring the evacuation of some of the population.[3] Subsequently, contractors for Milton Keynes Council installed measures to reduce the flood risk.[4] In May 2018, there was another flood,[5] that overcame the new flood defences.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, Accessed 4 February
  2. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine - Milton Keynes Council.
  3. ^ "Floods hit Bucks village again". BBC Three Counties website. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  4. ^ Flood defence bunds – Stoke Goldington – Milton Keynes Council Highways, (undated)
  5. ^ MORE THAN 200 CALLS AS STORM STRIKES MILTON KEYNES – Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, 28 May 2018

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