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
The parish was in the Burbage sub-district of the Hinckley Registration District.
In a 1935 re-organization, the parish was placed in the Blaby Registration District.
The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print and Volume 6 covers the Burbage and Earl Shilton sub-district which includes Stoney Stanton.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known: