Stoke by Clare



Set around a pleasant green at its centre is the site of a Norman Benedictine Priory now incorporated into a college.

Recorded in Domesday as "Stoches".

Cropmarks on Chapel Farm may indicate the location of a Roman ritual site.

Stoke by Clare Station was on the Stour Valley Railway, which ran from Shelford (near Cambridge) to Marks Tey. Part of the line (from Sudbury to Marks Tey) is still in use.




The 1844 White's Directory also lists Cornis Emberson (baker), Thomas Farrant (baker) and John Turner (shopkeeper) as beer house keepers.

The 1855 White's Directory also lists John Turner as a beer house keeper and shopkeeper.

The 1865 Kelly's Directory also lists John Hughes as a beer retailer. [Traveller's Rest?]

The 1871 census also lists John Hughes as a shopkeeper & beer seller, Boyton End (Head/Married/60/born Stoke). [Traveller's Rest?]

The 1874 White's Directory also lists John Hughes (& shopkeeper) as a beer retailer. [Traveller's Rest?]…


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.