Stanton St Quintin

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Stanton St Quintin
Traffic on the main road, Stanton St. Quintin - geograph.org.uk - 1405079.jpg
The main road, Stanton St Quintin
Stanton St Quintin is located in Wiltshire
Stanton St Quintin
Stanton St Quintin
Stanton St Quintin shown within Wiltshire
Population 851 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST907799
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chippenham
Postcode district SN14
Dialling code 01666
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Village site
List of places
UK
England
WiltshireCoordinates: 51°31′05″N 2°08′10″W / 51.518°N 2.136°W / 51.518; -2.136

Stanton St Quintin is a small village and civil parish in the county of Wiltshire in England. It is about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Chippenham and 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Malmesbury. The parish includes the hamlets of Lower Stanton St Quintin, 0.6 miles (0.97 km) to the northeast on the A429 road, and Clanville.

History[edit]

A Roman villa site was found at Stanton Park in the west of the parish, about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the Fosse Way.[2]

The St Quintin suffix is from the surname of a 13th-century lord of the manor.[3]

In 1971 the M4 motorway was built near to the southern boundary of the parish.

Local government[edit]

The civil parish elects a parish council. It is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

Amenities[edit]

There is a village hall and a primary school.[4]

The Anglican Church of St Giles is Grade II* listed.[5][6] It dates from the 12th century; in 1888 the chancel was rebuilt by C.E. Ponting and nave windows by Christopher Whall were installed.

Stanton St. Quintin Quarry and Motorway Cutting is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Military connections[edit]

Main article: Hullavington Airfield

The southern part of Hullavington Airfield (formerly RAF Hullavington) is in the parish, along with the associated barracks which were renamed Buckley Barracks in 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Site of a Roman Villa in Stanton Wood Park (208219)". PastScape. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 14 pp212-221 - Parishes: Stanton St Quintin". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Stanton St Quintin Primary School". Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Giles, Stanton St Quintin (1200437)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Church of St. Giles, Stanton St. Quintin". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Stanton St Quintin at Wikimedia Commons