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Stanion is a village and civil parish in the county of Northamptonshire in England. At the time of 2001 census, the parish's population was 873 people,[1] increasing to 1,252 at the 2011 Census.[2] There is a Church of England primary school.

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Village sign
Stanion is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population1,252 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP9186
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKettering
Postcode districtNN14
Dialling code01536
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°28′08″N 0°39′16″W / 52.4688°N 0.6545°W / 52.4688; -0.6545Coordinates: 52°28′08″N 0°39′16″W / 52.4688°N 0.6545°W / 52.4688; -0.6545

The village church is dedicated to St Peter.

Within the church there is (as of 2009) a curious antiquity. This is a 7 ft long whalebone, although tradition avers that it is actually part of the skeleton of a Dun Cow. This was a fabled beast from English folklore, and according to various versions of the story the Stanion cow was either killed or died of a broken heart after being tricked by a witch. Graffiti etched onto the bone indicates it dates from the 17th century.[3]

The village of Stanion was shown in the wartime film "Springtime in an English Village (1944)"

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Stanion CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 21 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ Codd, Daniel (2009). Mysterious Northamptonshire. Breedon Books. p.147-149. ISBN 9781859836811

External linksEdit

  Media related to Stanion at Wikimedia Commons