The town formed around St. Leonard's Church, built by the Normans in the 12th Century, and still standing today.
Stanton Fitzwarren is now known for its spacious English countryside homes, parks, and surrounding forest.
People Born in Stanton Fitzwarren
Stanton Fitzwarren in People's Lives
John Woodbridge: I was born here in 1613, the son of a respected reverend. I was the sixth of my name in my family, and all five other John Woodbridge's before me had been ministers. The first of them had been a follower of John Wycliffe in the 14th Century, and this family lore was repeated constantly to me growing up - something that all of us were immensely proud of. The fact that I would grow up to become an equally respected reverend was never doubted by anyone. Around 1631, at the age of 18, I left this town to study at the University of Oxford.