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Stone, Staffordshire

Stone is an old market town in Staffordshire, England, situated about 7 miles north of Stafford, and around 7 miles south of the city of Stoke-on-Trent. It is the second town, after Stafford itself, in the Borough of Stafford, and has long been of importance from the point of view of communications. Stone gave its name to both an urban district council and a rural district council before becoming part of the borough in 1974. In 2001 it had a population of 14,555.
Post townSTONE
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ9034
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01785
Population14,555 (2001 census)

Stone, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Stone.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Staffordshire, on river Trent, 7 miles S. of Stoke upon Trent - par. (partly within the parl. limits of Stoke upon Trent), 20,446 ac., pop. 13,155; town, pop. 5669; P.O., T.O.,2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Stone dates from very ancient times, and had a religious establishment of the 7th century. It has earthenware mfrs., shoe-making, brewing, and transit traffic; and a town hall, a market hall, and a free school founded in 1558. Admiral Sir John Jervis (1734-1823), Earl St Vincent, was a native. Stone Park is the seat of Earl Granville.

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