History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 15th century St Michael's church
The church was originally dedicated to St Humbert the Confessor, who died in 1188.
The village dates to the Saxon period, and the village name comes from the Saxon word Stoc, and hamme, (meadow). By the Middle Ages the name,e had transformed into Stoke in Hamme, and the entire region forms part of the South Hams district.
The Slapton Ley nature reserved borders on Stokenham and offers a wonderful opportunity to observe nature up close. A few miles away is Slapton Sands, famous for its role in the Allied preparations for the D-Day landings.
One local highlight in Stokenham is The Tradesman's Arms, which bills itself as one of the prettiest pubs in Devon, and I won't argue with that description. The thatched pub dates to the 14th century, with an atmospheric interior and a very cosy atmosphere as we can attest!
We had the pleasure of staying in Stokenham for several days, and we absolutely loved it. There are several old inns, serving wonderful meals, and we were made to feel a part of the community even though we were just tourists. Stokenham would make an excellent base for exploring the South Hams.
Address: Stokenham, Devon, England
Attraction Type: Village
Photo Credit: Anthony Parkes, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Salcombe Maritime Museum - 4.9 miles (Museum)
Overbeck's Museum and Garden - 6 miles (Museum)
Gallants Bower Fort - 6.7 miles (Historic Building)
Dartmouth Castle - 6.8 miles (Castle)
Dartmouth, St Petrox Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church)
Bayard's Cove Fort - 6.9 miles (Historic Building)
Dartmouth, St Saviour's Church - 7 miles (Historic Church)
Dartmouth Museum - 7.1 miles (Museum)
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