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Stanion, previously known as Stanierne or Stanere, has a long connection with stone quarrying and timber, being situated, as it is, in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. There were also several public stone and mortar pits, dotted around the village in earlier times, from which the church at Brigstock and the Queen Eleanor Cross at Geddington were made.

Up until the mid 1950's Stanion was one of several small villages within Rockingham Forest, with little of note and a small population. However, the coming of the steel works to Corby saw a sudden growth in population and the start of new developments, which are continuing today.

Stanion, like all villages in the 19th century, was required to levy a charge on the village to help support the poor and in the case of Stanion, this resulted on the building of an Almshouse in the High Street, known as 'workhouse row'.

Stanion village school was contructed in 1840 for the use of 72 village children and later became the village hall, until the later contruction of a newer building.

As well as the village church, a Methodist Chapel was build in 1907 in, not suprisingly, Chapel Lane.

No.25 High Street was a former rectory and has a distinctive medieval doorway. Outside the house are the remains of what was once a village cross.

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Stanion today is a thriving community. Situated as it is, close to Corby and close to the main A43 and A14 roads, many new residents are finding it the ideal place to live.

Since the 1970's new building has been taking place in the village and at the present time in early 2004 several new developments of executive houses are underway.

Only a few miles from major supermarkets in Corby and Kettering, the village still has its own post office, a couple of village pubs and village hall. There is a Church of England primary school in the village. Secondary schools are available in Corby and Kettering.

Other local information can be found via
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The imposing tower of the 13th century church is a landmark visible for miles around the village, and a favourite haunt of nesting birds.

Within the church is a wall painting, dating from the 15th century depicting a kneeling stag and unicorn.

Also in the church is a unique, carved whalebone nearly 2mtrs long, which along with the local inn, called The Lord Nelson, perhaps indicate some distant connection with the sea. Local legend has it, however, that the bone is actually the rib of a cow which was so enormous it was able to supply the whole village with milk, until local witches caused her death and burial at a place called 'Cow Common' on the main Corby to Kettering Road!


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