About Stoke Climsland
Stoke Climsland is a village and large parish in the centre of Cornwall. Situated in the Tamar Valley, it forms part of the Tamar Valley AONB. Stoke Climsland (Kernewek name Eglosstock) translates as ‘Stoke’ meaning 'outlying farm'; and Climsland being the name of the manor. This suffix was added to the name distinguish it from other Stoke place names in Devon.
It is bounded on the north by the river Inny, which separates it from Lezant, and by the River Tamar which separates it from Milton Abbot, South Sydenham and Lamerton in Devon, (these days just Sydenham Damerell adjoins, Lamerton doesn't quite come down to the river), and Calstock, on the south by Calstock and Callington, and on the west by Southill and Linkinhorne.
As well as Stoke village and Luckett, the parish contains many hamlets, including Beals Mill, part of Bray Shop, Downgate, Higherland, Monks Cross, Tutwell, Lidwell, Pempwell, Goosewell and Venterdon. If you scroll down to the bottom of any page on this site you can see demographic details for Stoke Climsland parish.
The Post Office, opened in 1839, is the oldest sub-Post Office in the UK. It forms the hub of the village and is a vibrant community asset.