In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stoke Wake like this:
STOKE-WAKE, a parish in Sturminster district, Dorset; 5½ miles S of Sturminster r. station. Post town, Blandford. Acres, 1,038. Rated property, £1,225. Pop., 112. Houses, 23. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £156. Patron, H. K. Seymer, Esq. The church is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stoke Wake in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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