The Parish of South Stoke forms part of Bath & North East Somerset and is located immediately to the south of Bath, with which it shares a long northern boundary. The Parish comprises the village of South Stoke and much of the village of Midford, and has a population of 419.
It is located entirely within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasts some of the most beautiful countryside, featuring scattered oolitic limestone walls and buildings, to form part of the natural setting for the World Heritage Site that is the City of Bath. Wonderful views are to be found in the Parish over Horsecombe Vale and over the valleys of the Cam and Midford Brooks, these two watercourses forming the southern boundary of the Parish.
There is a wealth of fine Bath stone buildings within the Parish, including the magnificent Grade 1 listed Midford Castle, and St Jamesí Church and Manor Farm Tithe Barn, both of which are Grade II* listed.