Stanton-on-the-Wolds is a small village, situated about 6 miles (10 km) south-east of Nottingham, just off the A606 Nottingham to Melton Mowbray road. It is bordered by several other villages, namely, Clipston-on-the-Wolds, Normanton-on-the-Wolds, Keyworth and Widmerpool.
The Saxon settlement that became the village was called 'Stanton' or 'stoney town' after the copious stones or boulders found in the locality; 'Wold' refers to a low wooded hill. Stanton has had various names: from Stanture of 1086, to Estanton in 1235, and Stanton Super Wold in 1240-80. It is said that in the late 18th century the village was devastated by a freak storm when huge hailstones smashed roofs and cottages, and this accounts for the absence of really old buildings.
The medieval village lay between the church (now dedicated to All Saints) and the manor house to the west. Following sixteenth century enclosure for sheep farming, the village houses were dilapidated and the village became deserted.
Natural History of Stanton
Some time ago, Val and Alan Hunt performed a floral survey of Stanton-on-the-Wolds, with the assistance of a book called: "The Concise British Flora in Colour" by W. Keble Martin, first published in 1969.
They created a list of all the species they found, which can be viewed here: Flora in Stanton (pdf).
The plate numbers refer to plates in the book. Val and Alan hope to add the location(s) in which they found each plant, and its abundance or scarcity.
IT in Stanton
Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire
Superfast broadband has arrived in Stanton-on-the-Wolds!
The chosen solution for this area is Fibre to the Premise otherwise known as FTTP. FTTP is the most up to date broadband solution currently available and will be capable of delivering speeds of up to 330 Mbps. Because this kind of broadband is so cutting edge, ordering an FTTP service is different to ordering a normal broadband package. Please see our step-by-step guide (pdf) for what to expect.
Your chosen ISP will need to known the cabinet address (pdf) associated with your premises.
More information is available on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.
...and for a local resident's point of view, here's an article written by a parishioner who's made the leap to superfast broadband: StantOnline (pdf).
Action Fraud have created a monthly bulletin providing the latest fraud alert information and advice, click here for the March 2018 edition (pdf) which covers:
- Viruses & Spyware;
- How to report scam mail;
- Spam text messages;
- How can I be sure that the collection leaflet or bag that has been posted through my door is legitimate?
- Free call blockers for vulnerable people.