John Noake was an English journalist and antiquary, known for his writings on Worcestershire.
The son of Thomas and Ann Noake, he was born at Sherborne, Dorset on 29 November 1816.
He came to Worcester in 1838 to work on Berrow"s Worcester Journal and lived in the city for the rest of his life. Noake later worked on the Worcestershire Chronicle, and his last appointment was as sub-editor of the Worcester Herald. Around 1874 he concentrated on local affairss.
He was in turn sheriff (1878), mayor and alderman (1879), and magistrate (1882) for Worcester.
As mayor he reopened the old Guildhall, which had been restored and enlarged. Foreign many years he was one of the honorary secretaries of the Worcester Diocesan Architectural and Archæological Society.
Noake died at Worcester on 12 September 1894 and was buried at the cemetery in Astwood Road on 15 September.