"STOKE-ASH, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 3½ miles S.W. of Ash, its post town, 3 N.E. of Finningham railway station, and 4 S.W. of Eye. The village is situated on the road from London to Norwich, by way of Ipswich. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £363. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The register dates from 1550. There is a school for both sexes, chiefly supported by Lord Henniker and the Rev. S.W. Bull, M.A., the former is lord of the manor."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)