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Stoke Poges, St Giles Church - Framed Picture - 12" x 16"


Stoke Poges is a green scattered village in Buckinghamshire, .

In the name Stoke Poges, stoke means "stockaded (place)" that is staked with more than just boundary-marking stakes.

In the Domesday Book of 1086, the village was recorded as Stoche. William Fitz-Ansculf, who held the manor in 1086, later became known as William Stoches or William of Stoke.

Two hundred years after William, Amicia of Stoke, heiress to the manor, married Robert Pogeys, Knight of the Shire, and the village eventually became known as Stoke Poges.

Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" is believed to have been written in the churchyard of the church of Saint Giles in Stoke Poges, also known as the Stoke Poges Church.

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