This photograph correctly presents an image of Stainton with Adgarley as a rural community located in pastoral surroundings.  Unusual in modern time, the village still has three working farms within the boundary of the village.  Whilst expansion of the village over recent decades has been dependent on economic activity and accompanying employment beyond the community itself, the older parts of the village grew from economic activity in close proximity to the community.  Off picture to the left of the photograph is a large limestone quarry which has been worked for a very long time; and behind the camera is the scarred land which has resulted from the mining of haematite in the second half of the nineteenth century continuing through to the early decades of the twentieth century.  So notwithstanding its pastoral setting, the village of old had a dependency on the extraction industries availing of the earth's resources beneath these lush green fields.


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