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About Stockbury Village

The History of Stockbury


If you want to find out about our village then please buy our history book entitled ‘Stockbury, a Stroll through the Past’, published in 2005.
In it you will find references to our castle, long lost village dwellings, Domesday Book entries and a whole chapter on our ancient church. If you are searching for a relative who may have had connections with Stockbury perhaps he / she is mentioned in our chapter on the house histories, or indeed in the extracts from annuls of the church poor, or maybe in the account of Stockbury’s WWII associations with Detling airfield nearby.
Memorable events from the past are recorded too, such as the time when the church was flooded mid sermon, or more recently what happened when the hurricane of 1987 passed through the parish. And we have not forgotten our environment. You will find documented the parish flora and fauna and the bird population you might expect to see. Explanations are also to be found on the ancient art of digging wells (as Stockbury has many) and you can discover what a dene hole is too !
There is much more of course so if you are interested you can catch up with our past for just £9.95; books are sold at the local farm shop and at The Harrow Inn, Stockbury. All revenue is placed in a fund for future parish cultural enterprises.

Stockbury - A stroll through the past

In 1997 an appraisal was published with a wealth of information about Stockbury Village including the village's history, surveys, observations and pictures. You can view a PDF version of this publication by clicking the link below.

pdf Click Here to view the 1997 Appraisal