Stoke Row

About our village ...

Stoke Row is a village of approximately 700 inhabitants and is situated 175 metres above sea level at the southern end of the Chiltern Hills. It's flint and clay soil, laid over chalk, enabled its early history of pottery making. However, there was no natural water source and it is likely that only hunter gatherers would have visited this wooded area until the Saxons came.

At that time it became know as Stoches (meaning a fenced place) Ruh (meaning a rough, outlying place). Later this long narrow village, straggling along the ridge, became Stoke Rewe (the latter from the Norman French Rue, meaning street). Administratively, the village was in the parish of Ipsden until 1952, when it formed its own Parish Council.

- Angela Spencer-Harper, March 2004
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in Stoke Row Oxfordshire.

On 20th October 2018 between 04:30 – 05:00, a property in Main Street had an attempted burglary. No entry was gained.

South Oxfordshire District Council is committed to supporting and encouraging more people to volunteer, so we have launched a new volunteering grant scheme to support some of the costs when volunteering.

We have now added a Planning Applications section where you can view all of the planning applications (from this year onwards), that are received by SODC and sent to the Parish Council for review and comment. The section can be found under the Parish Council -> Planning -> Applications menu entry, or via the shorcut here.

Stoke Row has a new PCSO in the form of Will Pomroy, who is taking over from PCSO Josh Hall effective immediately.

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