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Stoke by Clare, Suffolk

Historical Description

Stoke-by-Clare, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, on the river Stour, and on the G.E.R., 2½ miles WSW of Clare. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Sudbury; money order and telegraph office, Clare. Acreage, 2430; population, 658. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Elwes family. Stoke College was originally a Benedictine priory, founded in the time of the Confessor, and is now the property of the Elwes family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £115 with residence. The church is a fine building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style, dating in part from 1415. There are an almshouse and several useful charities. Archbishop Parker was dean of Stoke College.

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 CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishStoke-by-Clare St. Augustine 
Poor Law unionRisbridge 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


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