Stanton, Suffolk

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Stanton
Upthorpe Mill, Stanton.jpg
Upthorpe Mill
Stanton is located in Suffolk
Stanton
Stanton
 Stanton shown within Suffolk
Population 2,683 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference TL967734
District St Edmundsbury
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURY ST. EDMUNDS
Postcode district IP31
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk

Coordinates: 52°19′26″N 0°53′06″E / 52.324°N 0.885°E / 52.324; 0.885

Stanton is village situated in north Suffolk, about nine miles north-east of Bury St. Edmunds, on the A143 road to Diss. Close to the village lies the former WW II airfield RAF Shepherds Grove, where American forces were based. One of the main landmarks in the village is the fine restored windmill at Upthorpe Farm, to the east of the village. The name " Stanton" means 'a homestead on stony ground'.[1]

History[edit]

It's believed the site of the village has been continuously occupied since Roman times[citation needed]

Stanton dates back to Roman times, sited at the junction of Peddars Way and the Roman road believed to run between Camulodunum (Colchester) and Bildeston. The site of a Roman Villa known as 'Stanton Chare' is at the junction of the two ancient routes.[1]

The Manor of Stanton was held for many years by Abbots of Bury St Edmunds, and subsequently by the Capel-Lofft family.[1]

The present parish was formed from two earlier parishes, Stanton All Saints and Stanton St John. The former St John's Church, on a prominent hill outside the village, was abandoned and services continued at All Saints in the village centre.

Upthorpe Mill[edit]

Upthorpe Mill was built in 1751 at a site on the other side of the village to where it is today. It was moved to its present site in 1808 and worked until the First World War. Repairs carried out in 1939 returned it to working order and the mill was restored in 1990.

Schools[edit]

There is a Primary school, Stanton Pre-School and a nursery. The primary school predominantly feeds through to either Ixworth free school or Thurston Community College.

Miscellaneous[edit]

The eleven member Parish Council meets on the second Thursday of every month in the Terry Bray room of the village hall.[1]

The two local pubs are 'The Cock Inn' and 'The Rose & Crown'.

There are two open churches, All Saints (Church of England), and a Methodist church. The disused church of St Johns holds occasional services.[1] All Saints and St Johns are part of the United Benefice of Stanton, Hopton, Market Weston, Barningham & Coney Weston.

Stanton has a football team Stanton F.C..

In 2010 the 1st Stanton Brownies moved to Ixworth and became the 1st Ixworth Brownies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Stanton". Retrieved 16 Jan 2009. 

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