Description in 1877:
"STONEY STANTON parish in Hinckley Union and County Court District, and Sparkenhoe Hundred, has an area of 1750 acres, and in 1871 had 681 persons, living in 171 houses. Its village is on a bold rocky emminence, on the west side of the vale of the Soar, 4 1/2 miles E.N.E. of Hinckley and 10 miles S. W. by S. of Leicester; but its parish extends eastward to the Soar and the fosseway. It is famous for its basalt rocks , which afford an inexhaustible supply."
WHITE's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland. 3rd Edition," 1877