Stonehouse Creek

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Stonehouse Creek, in Plymouth (England), is also known as Stonehouse Lake (on many maps) and Tinkies by the local people. The upper reaches of Stonehouse Creek, now Victoria Park, were formerly known as the Deadlake and it is frequently marked as such on early maps of the locality. This area was filled in to celebrate the 60-year reign of Queen Victoria.

The lower reaches of the creek were filled in from the 1960s onwards and it is now a recreation ground and home to the Stonehouse Creek Social Club and home to Devonport High School Old Boys RFC. The club has been open since 2002, and also houses the Stonehouse Sharks Junior Rugby Club. Before any filling in or silting up, this tributary of the Tamar was tidal as far to the north east as Pennycomequick and the western end of Ford Park Cemetery.

On either side of the Creek were the Royal Naval hospital and Stoke Military Hospital, patients for the naval hospital being landed at a jetty. The army hospital became the Tamar High School and Devonport High School for Boys in 1896. Only Devonport High School for Boys is still there and is now a Type 2 Academy with Headteacher Dan Roberts.

Coordinates: 50°22′17″N 4°9′50″W / 50.37139°N 4.16389°W / 50.37139; -4.16389