Stoke

Stoke

Stoke may refer to the following:

Place names

United Kingdom

*Stoke is one of the most common place names in the United Kingdom and in historical documents.

Originally from the Old English 'stoc' meaning 'place', it came to be used in two special senses, i) a religious place and ii) a secondary settlement (see Roome ISBN 0 7475 0170 X)

It can refer to any of the following places:
*Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
**Stoke-upon-Trent, a town in the city of Stoke-on-Trent
*Stoke, Chester, Cheshire
*Stoke, Crewe and Nantwich, Cheshire
*Stoke, Devon
*Stoke, Hampshire
*Stoke, Hayling Island, Hampshire
*Stoke, Kent
*Stoke Abbott, Dorset
*Stoke Ash, Norfolk
*Stoke Bardolph, Nottinghamshire
*Stoke Bishop, Bristol
*Stoke Bliss, Herefordshire
*Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire
*Stoke by Clare, Suffolk
*Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
*Stoke Canon, Devon
*Stoke Charity, Hampshire
*Stoke Climsland, Cornwall
*Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey
*Stoke Doyle, Northamptonshire
*Stoke Dry, Rutland
*Stoke Edith, Herefordshire
*Stoke Ferry, Norfolk
*Stoke Fleming, Dorset
*Stoke Gabriel, Devon
*Stoke Gifford, Bristol
*Stoke Golding, Leicestershire
*Stoke Goldington, Milton Keynes
*Stoke next Guildford, Surrey
*Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire
*Stoke Heath, Shropshire
*Stoke Heath, Worcestershire
*Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk
*Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire
*Stoke Lyne, Oxfordshire
*Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire
*Stoke Newington, London
*Stoke on Tern, Shropshire
*Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
*Stoke Orchard, Gloucestershire
*Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
*Stoke Pound, Worcestershire
*Stoke Prior, Herefordshire
*Stoke Prior, Worcestershire
*Stoke Rivers, Devon
*Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire
*Stoke Row, Berkshire
*Stoke Row, Oxfordshire
*Stoke St Gregory, Somerset
*Stoke St Mary, Somerset
*Stoke St Michael, Somerset
*Stoke St. Milborough, Shropshire
*Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset
*Stoke Talmage, Oxfordshire
*Stoke Trister, Somerset
*Little Stokes

New Zealand

*Stoke, New Zealand

Football

Stoke City F.C.

ee also

*Stokes (in particular, stoke is an erroneous singular of stokes (sing. and pl), a unit of kinematic viscosity)
*"Stoked", a film


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