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Richmond And Nelson From Southeast
Stoke is slightly right of centre, lying between Richmond on the left and Tahunanui under the coastal cloud on the right

Stoke is a suburb of Nelson in New Zealand, located between Richmond and Tahunanui. In 2013 its population was 17,163. Stoke was named by William Songer, the personal servant of Arthur Wakefield, after his birthplace Stoke-by-Nayland in Suffolk. In 2010 it was voted the "Keep New Zealand Beautiful Peoples Choice Best Place in New Zealand".


Attractions include:

  • Isel Park - A historic park and house, which form part of the legacy left by the Marsden family of Stoke. Isel Park also contains the Isel Park research facility which is part of the Nelson Provincial Museum.
  • Monaco – a residential peninsular which juts into the Waimea estuary
  • The Stoke Hand – a sculpture outside the Stoke library.


Street names

A group of streets in Stoke have been named after famous literary figures. These streets lie between Main Road Stoke and Nayland Road, They include:

Kipling Crescent, Tennyson Crescent, Keats Crescent, Shelley Avenue, Marlowe Street, Browning Crescent, Dickens Street, Homer Street, Coleridge Place

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