Little Stainton

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Little Stainton
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The hamlet
Unitary authority Darlington
Ceremonial county County Durham
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
County Durham

Coordinates: 54°34′23″N 1°27′43″W / 54.573°N 1.462°W / 54.573; -1.462 Little Stainton is a village in the borough of Darlington and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is a township in the parish of Bishopton, County Durham,[1] situated a few miles west of Stockton-on-Tees. It is a hamlet, consisting of houses and farms that have no local service facilities,[citation needed] except for a public telephone kiosk and bus stop. On one side of the street, a stream—Bishopton Beck—runs along the bottom of the gardens.


It is rumoured that the last witch in England was to be hanged in Little Stainton.[citation needed]

Until around 1960, Little Stainton consisted of a group of individual farms, to which was added a set of four council houses with agricultural dwelling restrictions. In the late 1980s, planning permission was granted for a series of private dwellings that have transformed Little Stainton into a rural agglomeration of dwellings, within which the farms now constitute a minority. Although much of the land around the dwellings is owned by the farms, many of the private dwellings have a substantial amount of land, ranging from 2 acres (8,100 m2) to about 5 acres (20,000 m2).


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