Stoke Goldington is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes and ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England. It is located about four miles NNW of Newport Pagnell, on the B526, the old road to Northampton.
|Population||575 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NEWPORT PAGNELL|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
The village name 'Stoke' derives from the Old English 'stoc', which means 'place'. It came to be used in the context of either a religious or a secondary settlement, and is one of the most common place name elements in England (see Stoke (disambiguation)). In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Stoche. The affix 'Goldington' came later and refers to "Peter of Goldington" (from Goldington in Bedfordshire) who was a significant tenant in the village in the medieval period.
in 2015, the village won the 'Buckinghamshire's best kept village' competition
Annual Steam RallyEdit
Formerly the village hosted the Stoke Goldington Steam Rally each May.
Stoke Goldington is susceptible to occasional flooding, and suffered badly in 2007 with repeated floods. Water settled up to 1.5 metres deep in places, requiring the evacuation of some of the population.
- Stoke Goldington Association web site History, census data, old photographs and more.
- Stoke Goldington Steam Rally web site For information on the steam rally.
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