- Stoke Hammond
Infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Stoke Hammond
civil_parish= Stoke Hammond
population = 849 [ [http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=792088&c=Stoke+Hammond&d=16&e=15&g=424212&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1216670620906&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Neighbourhood Statistics 2001 Census] ]
region= South East England
post_town= MILTON KEYNES
Stoke Hammond is a
villageand also a civil parishwithin Aylesbury Valedistrict in north Buckinghamshire, England, about two and a half miles south of Fenny Stratford( Milton Keynes).
The village was first recorded in the
Domesday Bookof 1086as "Stoche": a common place name in England denoting an Anglo-Saxon church or place of worship. The suffix Hammond was added later in manorial records though it refers to the family who owned the estate at the time of the Domesday survey. Hamon Brito, son of Mainfelin Brito, was the owner of the manor of Stoke in the 12th century.
The manor later passed into the ownership of the
Duke of Norfolk; the family still owned it at the end of the Victorian era. The Disney family, apparently related to the illustrator Walt Disney, was also at one time an influential family in the parish.
The parish church is dedicated to St Luke. There is also a
MethodistChapel, built in 1927.
A4146 roadpassed through the village until the new bypass opened on 14 September 2007.
The village is close to the West Coast Railway line, although there is no station in the village. The nearest stations are
Bletchleyand Leighton Buzzard.
Grand Union Canalpasses close by the village.
It is one of the 32
Thankful Villageswhich lost no men in the First World War, as identified by the writer Arthur Meein the 1930s.
Famous residents include
Toy Valentine, bassist with the all-girl punk band The Faders
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