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Major Settlement in the Parish of Stoneton

Historical Forms

  • Stantone 1086 DB
  • Stanton(e) 1164,1179 P 1235,1248 Fees 1789 Cary
  • Stauntone 1235 Fees 13th CartMisc
  • Stontan 1310 ADiv 1311 AD 1316,1428 FA
  • Stonnton 1539 AD
  • Stoneton vel Staunton c.1825 Baker,HistoryofNorthamptonshire


'Stone farm,' v. tun , probably with reference to a settlement with stone walling. In the bounds of Ladbrok supra 135 n. we have reference to a place called Stanhemeford (998 Crawford viii), which must have been not far off.

Places in the same Parish