Local History: Great Stainton

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    "The village of Great Stainton lies in south-east Durham between Newton Aycliffe and Stockton-on-Tees....A major Roman road probably ran through the area, indeed this probably gave the late village its name. 'Stainton' probably comes from the Old English word stanwegtun, which means 'farmstead by the paved (i.e. Roman) road'. This road remained an important routeway throughout the medieval period, and the village was sometimes called Stainton-le-Street (13th/14th century) or Staynton in the Streete (15th to 17th century). This shows that by this time the name Stainton was not properly understood, and the full village name meant literally 'farm on the paved road on the street'!! It was only from the 17th century that it became known as Great Stainton...." During the Anglo-Saxon period a church was built in the village, though no remains of this early structure can be seen in the current church. However, the remains of a number of Anglo-Saxon and Viking stone carvings can still be seen,
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    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Detailsx?PRN=D6800
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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