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East Stoke, Nottinghamshire

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East Stoke, Nottinghamshire

East Stoke is a small village in Nottinghamshire nestled between the A46 Fosse Way trunk road (which cuts through the middle of the village) and the River Trent. It lies about 6 miles southwest of Newark. It is thought to be the site of the Roman settlement called Ad Pontem, the 'place of the bridges,' but this is disputed. In 1487 it was the scene of a very bloody Battle of Stoke Field between Yorkist rebels and the army of Henry VII.
DistrictNewark and Sherwood
Post townNEWARK
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK7549
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01636
 

Other names by which East Stoke, Nottinghamshire has been known in the past

Stoke ~ Stoke East ~ Stooke

East Stoke, Nottinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Stoke, East, par. and vil., Notts, in S. of co.- par., 1601 ac., pop. 208; vil., on river Trent, 4 miles SW. of Newark; P.O.; in vicinity is Stoke Hall, seat; the par. contains Stoke Field, the scene of Henry VII. 's defeat of Simnel.

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