Stanton is a small village on the edge of the Cotswold Hills escarpment near the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border in England.
With a history dating back to Iron Age times, Stanton is a village of unspoilt beauty and
charm that is still easily appreciated today.
Church of St Michael & All Angels
A Grade-I listed building, built c.1100CE with roots dating back to the ninth century, this beautiful building notably features three Norman (c.1200) pillars forming the nave's north arcade.
Charles and John Wesley were frequent
visitors in the 18th century, and the church remains freely open to be admired by all.
History of Stanton
Stanton has history that can be traced back over a thousand years, and there is evidence of farming here from over four thousand years ago.
Take a look at the history of this fascinating and unspoilt Cotswold village.
Stanton Village Club
The Stanton Village Club is a registered Friendly Society and is open from 1200 to 2300 at weekends and 1930 to 2300 Tuesday to Friday (closed on Mondays).
The club regularly holds live music events and is often used for private parties and charitable events.
Oak Piece Nursery
While you're in Stanton, don't forget Charles Ellis's Oak Piece Nursery, on the southern edge of the village.
Charles is renown for his knowledge and expertise with plants and shrubs, and his stock
is well priced and available for mail order delivery.
This Jacobean Manor House has a history to match Stanton's and it's only a stone's throw to the south in the hamlet of Stanway.
With the largest gravity water fountain in the world, Stanway
House, its fountain, gardens and tithe barn are
too good to miss!
Jill Carenza's Cotswold Riding stables has been long established in Stanton. Everyday you can see dozens of her horses being ridden through the village.
Groups, singles and young people are all
welcome and whether your interest is in hacking or learning to ride, Jill will have a horse
or pony for you.
This tranquil ruin is managed by English Heritage and is only 3km south of Stanton and provides a great place for a picnic.
Founded by the Earl of Cornwall in in the
13th century, it housed a renowned relic, ‘the Holy Blood of ailes’
- allegedly a phial of Christ’s blood.
St Philips North CC is based at the Stanton Cricket Ground, opposite Stanton Court.
They play on most Saturdays from April to August and full details of their fixtures can be found on
The Cotswold Way
The Cotswold Way is a 102-mile (164 km) long-distance footpath, running along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills in England. It was officially inaugurated as a National Trail on 24 May 2007 and several new rights of way have been created.
Stanton Guildhouse is a charitable Trust created in the 1960s by Mary Osborn, who dedicated
her life to the promotion of learning, creativity and personal development.
The Guildhouse provides courses and nationally renowned summer schools in arts and crafts.
Stanton Parish Council
Stanton has an active Parish Council, which meets in the village's Burland Hall, pictured above.
Click on the MORE button to open the Stanton Parish Council's website.
Water Leak - Friday-Saturday 15/16 December 2017
There has been a major water leak affecting a wide area, including Stanton. and the effects are still ongonig. Please see the Blogs and Residents' sections for the latrest information.
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Welcome to the website for Stanton in Gloucestershire. Stanton is a beautiful and unspoilt Cotswold village on the the edge of the Worcestershire - Gloucestershire border, near Broadway in England.
Situated on the side of the Cotswolds escarpment, 3 miles (5 km) south of Broadway and in easy travelling distance from Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold and Stratford-on-Avon, Stanton is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and unspoilt villages in the Cotswolds Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Nearly all of its houses and buildings are made of locally quarried natural stone and it has a history going back over a thousand years.
The village is located on the Cotswold Way, a formal National Trail since 2007, and it is a beautiful location for a casual stroll as well as an ideal waypoint for more serious walkers.
|The area around Stanton can trace its roots back possibly as far as the time of
Shenberrow (or "Shenbarrow") Hillfort or camp, located approximately 1.5km to the
south-east of the village. This Scheduled Ancient Monument dates to the Iron Age (and possibly earlier to the
Bronze Age), and its remains are still visible today. It is found next to Shenberrow Farm on the
Stanton village itself can boast a centuries old history - most of the houses you see today were built around 400 years ago, whilst its church dates to the 12th century and before.
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In and Around Stanton
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Gloucestershire or Worcestershire?
Stanton is a Parish in the English county of Gloucestershire.
However, Stanton's postal town is Broadway, which is in the county of Worcestershire, occasionally leading to confusion.
Cotswolds Wool Trade
From the early Middle Ages the Cotswolds
had become well established throughout Europe as the centre of the wool trade,
with present day Stanton being built on the wealth that this generated.
The Cotswold Lion sheep (pictured here), around which the Cotswold wool trade flourished, has become inextricably linked with the region, although it is now categorised as a rare breed.