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Stoke Damerel

Stoke Damerel is located within Plymouth local authority area. Historically it formed part of Roborough Hundred. It falls within Plymouth Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes. The Deaneries are used to arrange the typescript Church Notes of B.F.Cresswell which are held in the Westcountry Studies Library. The population was 23747 in 1801 63917 in 1901 . Figures for other years are available on the local studies website. In 1641/2 73 adult males signed the Protestation returns. Stoke Damarel was the historic parish where Devonport developed.

You can look for other material on the community by using the place search on the main local studies database. Further historical information is also available on the Genuki website.

Maps: The image below is of the Stoke Damerel area on Donn's one inch to the mile survey of 1765.

Stoke Damerel area on Donn's map of 1765 (sto13thumb.jpg)

The National Grid reference for the centre of the area is SX460560. On the post 1945 National Grid Ordnance Survey mapping the sheets are: 1:10,000 (six inch to a mile: sheet SX45NE, 1:25,000 mapping: sheet Explorer 108, Landranger (1:50,000) mapping: sheet 201.

Illustrations: The image below is of Stoke Damerel as included in the Library's illustrations catalogue. Other images can be searched for on the local studies catalogue.

Stoke Church Yard, Gibbet etc. (SC1910)