[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]
"STOKE FLEMING, a parish in the hundred of Coleridge, county Devon, 2; miles S.W. of Dartmouth, its post town, and 12 S.W. of Totness. The village is situated on Start Bay, and is chiefly agricultural. The soil is of a light nature, with a subsoil of sandstone and slate. A portion of the land is in pasture. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £649. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains a canopied brass of J. Corp, bearing date 1361. The parochial charities produce about £11 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, at which a Sunday-school is held. The Independents have a chapel. Sir H. P. Seale is lord of the manor."