Stenton, which means "Stone town", is a beautiful farming village found south-west of Dunbar in East Lothian.
This picturesque village goes back to the 1500s and is an agricultural village made up of large pieces of farmland.
Ever since 1681 Stenton has been agriculturally inclined, focusing mainly on cattle and sheep, which were sold at the markets held every week.
In 1969 Stenton village was given the grading of an Outstanding Conservation Area due to the village's history and its well-preserved buildings and architecture that can still be appreciated till today.
Stenton is home of a Gothic Parish Church, which was built in 1829. The Parish Church has fine stained glass windows from the late 19th century of various scenes. A visit to both the Rushlaw House, which dates back to the 17th century and the Whittingehame House, which was built in the 19th century is a must. In the mid-nineteenth century through to the mid-twentieth century these two buildings were home to Arthur Balfour, the then British Prime Minister, and his family.
There is also Mitchell's house which was built in the 18th century and was originally made up of two separate buildings. One side of the building was a milk business that would deliver all the residents with their daily milk requirements and the other side was a schoolroom.
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