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Devon, Dorset
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St Michael's church
Location: 50°50’13"N, 3°4’26"W
Post town: Honiton
Postcode: EX14
Dialling code: 01404
Local Government
Council: East Devon
East Devon

Stockland is a small rural village in a detached part of Dorset locally situate in Devon, close to the Somerset boundary. Its nearest neighbouring towns are Honiton and Axminster, which are six miles and five miles away respectively. It has a population of around 600.[1] The village is placed within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Notable features

Stockland has a village hall where community events are held and is the location of the local pre-school. The village hall also includes a children's play area, cricket pitch and tennis court. The village hall is the location for the annual Stockland Fair held on May bank holiday.[2] This fair was granted by King Henry III to the Manor of Stockland in 1252.

Stockland Primary School resides in a Victorian school house and provides education 4 to 11 year olds. Stockland Primary School has received excellent status in the past. An Ofsted inspection in 2007 gave it a Grade 1 'Outstanding' rating[3] and it has received several achievements[4] including coming in the top 50 Primary schools in the Sunday Times Parent Power study[5]

Stockland has an Anglican church, St Michael and All Angels.[6] The building itself was mainly built in the 15th century.[7]


Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Stockland)
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