Stoney Stanton is a large village in the Blaby District of Leicestershire, England with a population of over 3,454 in 2001. It constitutes a civil parish. The village lies some five miles east of Hinckley, just to the east of the M69 motorway. Nearby villages include Croft, and Sapcote. It is some ten miles from Leicester.
As may be gathered from its name it is set on rocky outcrops of igneous rock, granodiorite, a fact which has had its influence on its history. Even in the eighteenth century, Parish records show that gravel and stone was being removed from Carey (or quarry) Hill in the centre of the village. The hill would later, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, be quarried for its valuable stone, along with other hills in the parish.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Stoney Stanton.