King's Stanley

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King's Stanley
Church Street, the main road through Kings Stanley, leading to the King's Head pub
King's Stanley is located in Gloucestershire
King's Stanley
King's Stanley
King's Stanley shown within Gloucestershire
Population 2,359 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO812038
Civil parish
  • King's Stanley
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stonehouse
Postcode district GL10 3
Dialling code 01453
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°43′57″N 2°16′25″W / 51.73259°N 2.27362°W / 51.73259; -2.27362Coordinates: 51°43′57″N 2°16′25″W / 51.73259°N 2.27362°W / 51.73259; -2.27362

King's Stanley is a village in Gloucestershire, England, situated southwest of the town of Stroud. The village is part of what is known locally as 'The Stanleys', along with its neighbours Leonard Stanley and Stanley Downton. Marling Close, which contains the local playing fields on which the cricket and football teams play, was donated to the village by local magnates The Marlings who also helped found Marling School, and is now in the care of the Marling Trust. The village is overlooked by Selsley common. The village is home to the oldest Baptist Church in Gloucestershire that started meeting in 1640. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it is recorded as held by Turstin FitzRolf.[2]

The 12th century parish church of St George is a grade I listed building.[3]


King's Stanley is home to a C of E Primary School. This was established as a result of the amalgamation of the Infant and Junior Schools on the site of the old Junior School. This is to allow construction of a new building on the old Infant School site where the whole school will ultimately be based. It's planned that the new school buildings will be completed by Easter 2011.

The Primary School was inspected by Ofsted in October 2009, and judged to be "Outstanding".[4]

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