"STANTON-BY-DALE, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 9 miles N.E. of Derby, its post town, and 2 N. of Ilkeston. It is a station on the Erewash Valley railway. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated near the Erewash and Nutbrook canals. Coal is found here. The Donnington hounds meet in this parish. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in the iron works."