King's Stanley is a village in Gloucestershire, England, situated
southwest of the town of Stroud. The village is part of what is known
locally as 'The Stanleys', along with its neighbours Leonard Stanley
and Stanley Downton. Marling Close, which contains the local playing
fields on which the cricket and football teams play, was donated to
the village by local magnates The Marlings who also helped found
Marling School, and is now in the care of the Marling Trust. The
village is overlooked by
Selsley common. The village is home to the
Baptist Church in
Gloucestershire that started meeting in 1640.
Domesday Book of 1086 it is recorded as held by Turstin
The 12th century parish church of St George is a grade I listed
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King's Stanley is home to a C of E Primary School. This was
established as a result of the amalgamation of the Infant and Junior
Schools on the site of the old Junior School. This is to allow
construction of a new building on the old Infant School site where the
whole school will ultimately be based. It's planned that the new
school buildings will be completed by Easter 2011.
The Primary School was inspected by Ofsted in October 2009, and judged
to be "Outstanding".
William James (1754-1805), the great-grandfather of Wild West outlaw
Anthony Keck, eighteenth century architect who had his workshops at
King's Stanley throughout his life and is buried in St. George's in
Charles Murray Marling
Charles Murray Marling (1862-1933), British Diplomat and
Katie Smith, contestant on the 2010 series of The X Factor.
Mike Bekingham, star of the 2017 movie
Pegasus Bridge played for
King's Stanley AFC during the 2005/6 season.
^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 31 March 2015.
^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST GEORGE List entry Number: 1090720". English
Heritage. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 September 2011.
Retrieved 13 February 2015.
^ "Katie Smith from Stroud impresses The X Factor judges". bbc. 21
September 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
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Parish council website
British History Online -
King's Stanley entry.
Stroud Voices (Kings Stanley filter) - oral