Limpley Stoke

Limpley Stoke

Limpley Stoke is a medium-sized village in West Wiltshire, below the A36 road in the Avon Valley, between Bath and Freshford. Limpley Stoke civil parish also includes the hamlet of Waterhouse, and the outskirts of the Somerset village of Midford, and had a population of 637 in 2001. [ [http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcensus.php?item=Limpley%20Stoke Wiltshire Community History Limpley Stoke Census Information] . Retrieved on October 25, 2006.] The village has two pubs, one of which, The Hop Pole, was used in the filming of The Remains of the Day with Anthony Hopkins. Limpley Stoke railway station, on the Wessex Main Line, is closed and in private hands. It was the junction station for the former branch line to Camerton, Somerset, on which The Titfield Thunderbolt was filmed.

Church

The Church of St Mary dates from the 10th century and is a grade II* listed building. [cite web | title=Church of St Mary | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?id=314534 | accessdate=2006-10-25]

Notable residents

* Miles Kington (13 May 1941 – 30 January 2008)

References

ee also

*Neighbouring civil parishes (clockwise from north):
**Monkton Combe–small Somerset village
**Winsley–small Wiltshire village
**Freshford–Somerset village
**Southstoke–small Somerset village

External links

* [http://www.limpleystoke.org www.limpleystoke.org] –news and information on the village and village life
* [http://www.freshford.com/limpley_home.htm Limpley Stoke Web] –collection of maps, photographs and other sources for local history and genealogy
* [http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom.php?id=139 Limpley Stoke] at Wiltshire Community History from Wiltshire County Council


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