Chew Stoke Overview

Chew Stoke

The Village of Chew Stoke

Chew Stoke is a village in the Chew Valley, about 8 miles south of Bristol,12 miles west of Bath and 11 miles from Wells. It lies north of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and is within the Bristol/Bath Green Belt. The larger village of Chew Magna is one and a half miles away.

More details on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chew_Stoke

A map showing the extent to which Chew Stoke lies within the AONB may be seen here.

Chew Stoke has a long history, as shown by the number and range of its heritage-listed buildings. The village is at the northern end of Chew Valley Lake, which was created in the 1950s, and has a sailing club and fishing lodge. A tributary of the River Chew runs through the village.

The population, 900+, is served by one garage/shop, two public houses and a bowling club. There are two schools. A CEVA primary school and the nearby Chew Valley Community School with over 1,000 students from the surrounding area. The latter incorporates a leisure centre.

One former farm dairy has been converted to office and light industrial /workshops use, while a new housing development is well advanced on another (to include a new medical centre).

Together with Chew Magna, it forms the ward of Chew Valley North in the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset.

Many residents commute to nearby cities although the number of people working from home is increasing.

The village has a wide range of owner occupied dwellings and a small number of housing association and social housing properties.

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