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Thread #147566   Message #3423847
Posted By: Richard Bridge
21-Oct-12 - 07:31 PM
Thread Name: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
Cuckold's Green is the other end of the road (not the other road of the end or the road of the other end). The pub is the Nag's Head in which Hogarth had one of his orgastic weekends. It's in his diaries.

Lower Stoke is NOT ABC1. It is a very mixed village (indeed that is largely its charm). There are houses that should go for well over £500,000 but a large element of social housing and quite a lot of single teenage mothers. There are some Asian families and some Afro-Caribbean. Most inhabitants are blue collar or unwaged. There is a nice farmhouse one end of the High Street, and most of the decent houses are on the crescent of Grain Road/Cuckold's Green Road/Allhallows Road. I can think of two houses of age that might go to £750,000 and one less old but with HUGE and vulgar modern extensions and paddocks and that sort of thing that might be in the same price bracket.

There is only one remaining pub. The Ship was knocked down some years ago after standing derelict, and very sadly the Rose and Crown (a pub since the 1300s) historically opposite the grade 1 listed Allhallows Church is now also divided into bijoux residencettes with little boxes made of ticky tack in what used to be the carpark.

Quite a lot of Lower Stoke dwellings were taken out in the 40s and 50s as unfit for human habitation - no running water and no mains drainage.