Little Stainton

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Little Stainton
Little Stainton. - - 189700.jpg
The hamlet
Population 193 (2011)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stockton-on-Tees
Postcode district TS21
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. From the Census 2011 the population of Little Stainton has included that of Great Stainton and was 193.[2] 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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