Stokesby on the river Bure is the last but one mooring place before Great Yarmouth. A small and lovely village with a large green and well kept childrens playground.
Part of the Flegg Hundred, Stokesby and its neighbour Herringby are listed in the Domesday Book with a population of around 500, making them the largest village in Flegg. The present population is significantly less.
The word 'Stok' is a name for outlying pasture near water with good grazing.
The heart of the original village was Sandbury Green where tradesmen including the carpenter, wheelwright and blacksmith all made a good living. The Ferry Inn with the lucrative ferry business and Staithe could afford their own large barn and there was money enough in the village to sustain a pork butchers and general shop. There was also a dressmaker, shoemakers, bricklayers and a blacksmith