PURTON STOKE is a small village in North East Wiltshire, population 175, 75 houses, with a public house, the Bell Inn 3 working dairy farms - Ponds Farm, Meadow Farm and Hardings Farm, and at least 5 former farms - Dairy Farm, Manor Farm, Brook
Farm, New Farm and Wells farm.
There is a
former Primitive Methodist Chapel, a former Post Office and shop, 3
former Schools and a disused Mineral Water Spa.
Key, a tributary of the Thames, runs along the Western Boundary. CHECK THE CURRENT RIVER
LEVEL. It is subject to flooding. At t
he eastern boundary is Blunsdon Station on
the Swindon and Cricklade Railway Line (with Steam Trains), and the remains of the North
was buit in 1819, and abandoned in 1914. Action is being taken to try to open it up again.
At the end of the Stoke Common Lane to the West lies
a Wild Flower Meadow and Blake Hill Farm
Nature Reserve and Braydon Forest. Cricklade, 2 miles away has a Fritillary
In 2010, we bought the Telephone Kiosk from
BT for £1, and spent a few more pounds than that on cleaning it, rubbing it down and repainting and changing
it into a village assett. We now use it as a library / book exchange.
There was a very limited no. 61 bus service and a no. 53 bus service.
There is a very active YOUNG FARMERS' CLUB. You can see and print their information sheet.
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