Limpley Stoke is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1846 from Bradford-on-Avon Ancient Parish.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1707
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Wesleyan Methodist
- South Stoke, Somerset
- Wellow, Somerset
- Monkton Combe, Somerset
- Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset
- Freshford, Somerset
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
LIMPLEY-STOKE, a village and a chapelry in Bradford parish, Wilts. The village stands near the river Avon, the Kennet and Avon canal, the Bathampton branch of the Great Western railway, and the boundary with Somerset, 3¼ miles W of Bradford; presents a romantic appearance, as seen from the ascent toward Freshford; commands a curious view of the river, the canal, and the railway, winding side by side, at different elevations, down the valley; is environed by hanging woods and orchards, and by a wild declivity, with picturesque features; and has a railway station, a recent hydropathic establishment, and a girls’ reformatory. The chapelry was reconstituted in 1846, and is conjoined with Winsley. Post town, Bradford-on-Avon. Pop. in 1861, 985. Houses, 218. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £147. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is small; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
- County: Wiltshire
- Civil Registration District: Bradford on Avon
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
- Diocese: Salisbury
- Rural Deanery: Potterne
- Poor Law Union: Bradford
- Hundred: Bradford
- Province: Canterbury