Stoke Mandeville

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.7861
longitude= -0.7914
official_name= Stoke Mandeville
population = 6,009 [ [ Neighbourhood Statistics 2001 Census]
shire_district= Aylesbury Vale
shire_county = Buckinghamshire
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Aylesbury
civil_parish=Stoke Mandeville
post_town= AYLESBURY
postcode_district = HP22
postcode_area= HP
dial_code= 01296

os_grid_reference= SP835105

Stoke Mandeville is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district convert|3|mi|km|lk=on to the south-east of Aylesbury in the county of Buckinghamshire, England. It has a large amount of arable land within its borders. Stoke Mandeville Hospital, although named after the village, is located on the parish's border with Aylesbury and provides the largest spinal injuries ward in Europe.

The village was originally recorded as "Stoches" in the Domesday Book of 1086, from the Old English word "stoc" meaning an outlying farm or hamlet. The suffix Mandeville was first recorded in 1284 when the manor was listed as being in the hands of the powerful Norman de Mandeville family. The former medieval parish church on the outskirts of the village was condemned in the mid 20th Century and has now been demolished altogether. The newer red brick parish church of St Mary remains as the only church in the village apart from the Methodist church in Eskdale Road.

Stoke Mandeville was also the location of the Stoke Mandeville Games, which first took place in 1948 and are now known as the World Wheelchair and Amputee Games. The Games, which were held eight times at Stoke Mandeville, were the inspiration for the Paralympic Games also called "The Stoke Mandeville Games" which were organised in Rome in 1960. The wheelchair aspects of the 1984 Paralympics were also held in the village.

On May 13 2000, the new Stoke Mandeville Millennium sign [ [ sign] ] was unveiled. It stands on a small brick plinth on the green outside the primary school. The sign shows aspects of village life over the centuries.

According to the Census Report the area of this parish is 1460 acres.

Stoke Mandeville railway station is also a station stop on the Chiltern Railways line, between Aylesbury station and Wendover station.

Stoke Mandeville Combined School is a mixed community school, which takes children from the age of four through to the age of eleven. The school has approximately 220 pupils. It also has a hearing impaired department, which currently helps up to 15 children through their school day.



External links

* [ Stoke Mandeville Stadium]
* [ Stoke Mandeville Combined School website]

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