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Stoke or Stoak, Cheshire

Historical Description

Stoke or Stoak, a township and a parish in Cheshire. The township lies on the Shropshire Union Canal, 3 miles NE of Mollington station on the Birkenhead railway, and 5 N by E of Chester. Post town, Chester; money order and telegraph office, Ellesmere Port. Acreage, 653; population, 78. The parish contains also Great and Little Stanney townships, and part of Whitby. Population, 469. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £96 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church was restored in 1827.

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


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

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Poor Law unionGreat Boughton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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