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STONEY STANTON

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Stoney Stanton is a large village in the Blaby district of Leicestershire. The village lies some 5-miles east of Hinckley, just to the east of the M69. Nearby villages include Croft and Sapcote. It is some 10-miles from Leicester.

There is little industry in the village now, one or two factories have closed. However, on the outskirts may be found a large Calor Gas supply depot, close to the adjacent railway line. 

The village is well served by its local shops, having a good number, including a post office, hardware shop, hairdressers, and opticians, as well as grocery stores and café, as well as three pubs. There is also a public library on the small St.Michael's Court shopping area.

Education
At the time of writing Stoney Stanton has one nursery school and a playgroup which is held at the local community centre. There is one Primary School, located within the village called Manorfield Primary School, with Thomas Estley High School in neighboring Broughton Astley offering education for the 11 – 14 age group and Countesthorpe Community College in Countesthorpe catering for the 14 – 19 age group, as well as Hastings High School located just outside of Burbage. 

Leisure
Stoney Stanton has a squash club and Fortway Farm Leisure & Fishery on hand and being a rural area, there are ample footpaths, bridleways, and cycle routes in the area. Within a 10-minute drive there is an array of further leisure facilities catering for most interests, including Stoney Cove. 

Transport Links
Stoney Stanton is approximately 8 miles from Junction 21of the M1\M69 motorway network for travel north, south, and west, and a rail link to Leicester and Birmingham is available at Narborough which is approximately 4.7-miles drive and at Hinckley which is approximately 4.9-miles drive.

Village Facts
Prior to the growth of industry, the village was mainly dependent on farming. Several old farmhouses can still be identified in the heart of the village, the staple being sheep-farming, evidenced by records of local occupations, wool combers, and weavers, mainly producing the fine long Leicestershire wool used in producing worsted and tammy cloth. At the heart of the village, not far from the crossroads, stands the parish church of St. Michael, first recorded in 1149.

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Cornerstone Estates : Company Number - 14157480
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