Stokes Bay  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stokes Bay like this:

STOKES-BAY, a village in Alverstoke parish, Hants; on the coast at the terminus of a short branch of the Southwestern railway, 2 miles S of Gosport. It has a r. station with telegraph and a coastguard station; is the point of steam-boat communication with Ryde; and overlooks a famous roadstead, where all ships of war, when fitted with new engines, test their speed at a measured mile.

The location is the terminus of the railway line from Gosport, as mentioned by the Imperial Gazetteer and as shown on the Land Utilisation Survey map of the area. Additional information about this locality is available for Alverstoke

Stokes Bay through time

Stokes Bay is now part of Gosport district. Click here for graphs and data of how Gosport has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stokes Bay itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stokes Bay, in Gosport and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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