Stoke Ash Village
Our village is situated in North Suffolk just off of the A140 between Ipswich and Norwich, approximately 6 miles from the border of Norfolk and the market town of Diss. Our current population is about 200 and the village is generally quiet considering its proximity to the A140.
Like many small villages we have a parish church (All Saints), a village hall & green, a post office & stores (Orchard Stores), a primary school and the White Horse Inn public house.
The village is split into two by the A140. The main part, incorporating most of the homes, the church, village hall and post office, is situated to the east of the A140. Slightly to the north is Chapel Lane in which we have a Baptist church and 6 more homes.
On the west side of the A140 you can find our primary school and the White Horse public house. The old village forge was also located in this area.
It is believed that the Romans had a military trading post in Stoke Ash. Over the years several military items and pieces of overseas domestic wares have been found which seems to back this up.
Stoke Ash is also mentioned in the Domesday Book and was known in 1086 as Stoches Stotas.
Regular events are held at the village hall and church, details of which you will find on the events page as well as in our bi-monthly village publication "The Stoke Ash & Thwaite Newsletter".
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