Stoke Wake, Dorset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stoke-Wake All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Sturminster (1835-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Stoke Wake are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.