Stoke d'Abernon


Stoke d'Abernon

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.3188
longitude= -0.384
official_name= Stoke d'Abernon
map_type= Surrey
population = less than 6,000
shire_district= Elmbridge
shire_county = Surrey
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Esher and Walton
post_town= Cobham
postcode_district = KT11
postcode_area= KT
dial_code= 01932
os_grid_reference=TQ127589
Stoke d'Abernon is a small village situated between Cobham and Leatherhead in the county of Surrey. The census area "Oxshott and Stoke d'Abernon" has a population of 6,100. [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=5943029&c=KT11+3BN&d=14&e=16&g=489793&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1 Census data] ]

Stoke d’Abernon lay within the Saxon administrative district of Elmbridge hundred. Stoke d'Abernon appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Stoche". It was held by Richard Fitz Gilbert. Its domesday assets were: 2 hides; 2 virgates convert|5|acre|m2; 1 church, 2 mills worth 13s, 4 ploughs, 6 oxen, convert|4|acre|m2 of meadow, woodland worth 40 hogs. It rendered £5. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ] The suffix d'Abernon comes from a family who came over at the time of the Norman conquest in 1066. Its church, St Mary's, is Saxon with Norman and Victorian additions, and is famous for its monumental brasses, among them the oldest in the country.

It has its own railway station, named Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon because Cobham was located sufficiently too far north for the line to be effectively routed to it when constructed at the end of the 19th century.

Yehudi Menuhin (whose full title was Baron Menuhin of Stoke d'Abernon in the County of Surrey) founded his music school to the south of the village.

The distinguished diplomat Sir Edgar Vincent (1857-1941) lived locally in the early 20th century and took the title Viscount D'Abernon.

Stoke d'Abernon is also home to the training ground of Premier League football club Chelsea.

The England Test cricketer and captain, Bob Willis, grew up in the village and learnt to play at several local village clubs before his professional career in the 1970s and 80s.

The local pub-restaurant is The "Old Plough", and the village has an active residents' association with a network of road representatives [http://www.stoke-dabernon.org.uk/] .

The local newspaper is the "Cobham News and Mail". [ [http://www.cobhamnewsonline.co.uk/ Cobham News & Mail] ]

Parkside preparatory school is also located in the village at the Manor House adjacent to the parish church of St. Mary.

References

External links

* [http://www.stoke-dabernon.org.uk/ Stoke d'Abernon Residents' Association]
* [http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/committees/wardmembers.htm?wardid=13 Councillors for Oxshott & Stoke d'Abernon]


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