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Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Stoney Stanton, a village and a parish in Leicestershire, 1½ mile SE from Elmesthorpe station on the Leicester and Nuneaton branch of the L. & N.W.R., and 4 miles ENE from Hinckley. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hinckley. Acreage, 1572; population, 1220. The manor belongs to the Frewen family. There are large quarries in the parish giving employment to many of the inhabitants. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £390 with residence. The church, which was repaired and enlarged in 1888, is a building of stone partly Norman but chiefly in the Early Decorated style. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishStanton-Stoney St. Michael 
Poor Law unionHinckley 

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE9
Post TownLeicester