Stoke Wake, Dorset

Historical Description

Stoke Wake, a parish in Dorsetshire, 5 ½ miles S of Sturminster station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. Post town, Blandford. Acreage, 1087; population, 96. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £110 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1872.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury
Ecclesiastical parish Stoke-Wake All Saints
Hundred Whiteway
Poor Law union Sturminster (1835-)
Registration district Sturminster
Registration sub-district Sturminster

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1546. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by Ancestry.co.uk and made available on their site (subscription required).

We have transcribed the Marriages at Stoke Wake, All Saints, 1838-1921


Churches

Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The parish church of All Saints is an edifice of stone consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and a western turret containing one bell; it was rebuilt in 1872, and has 120 sittings.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Stoke Wake was in Sturminster Registration District from 1837 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stoke Wake from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Stoke Wake are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.