In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stanton like this:
STANTON, a township-chapelry, with a village, in Youlgreave parish, Derby; 1½ mile SW of Rowsley r. station, and 3½ SSE of Bakewell. Post town, Bakewell. Acres, 1,838. Real property, £2,787. Pop., 716. Houses, 158. The manor, with S.-Hall, belongs to W. P. Thornhill, Esq. S.-Wood House is a seat of the Duke of Rutland. ...
S.-Lees, S.-Hillside, Pilbrough, and Congreave also are prominent places. The living is a p. curacy, united with Rowtor, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, not reported. Patron, W. P. Thornhill, Esq. The church was built in 1839, and has a tower and spire. There are a dissenting chapel and a free school.
Stanton is now part of Derbyshire Dales district. Click here for graphs and data of how Derbyshire Dales has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stanton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stanton in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd March 2017
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