Stoke Goldington

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Stoke Goldington
Stoke Goldington is located in Buckinghamshire
Stoke Goldington
Stoke Goldington
Stoke Goldington shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 575 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP838487
Civil parish
  • Stoke Goldington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT PAGNELL
Postcode district MK16
Dialling code 01908
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South 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]

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. 

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