Place:Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, England

NameStoney Stanton
Alt namesStanton-Stoneysource: Family History Library Catalog
Stantonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
Stoney-Stantonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.55°N 1.267°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoSparkenhoe Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Hinckley Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Blaby Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
Blaby District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

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.

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Stoney Stanton. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.