infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 52.48915
longitude= -0.29238
official_name= Stilton
shire_district= Huntingdonshire
shire_county = Cambridgeshire
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= North West Cambridgeshire
postcode_district = PE7
postcode_area= PE
os_grid_reference= TL162893

Stilton is a village in Cambridgeshire, England, and within the historic county boundaries of Huntingdonshire. Stilton lies south of the city of Peterborough. It lies on the old Great North Road, 70 miles from London and was an important coaching stop in the days before motorised transport. It lies just south of Norman Cross. In 1998, the village was additionally bypassed by the new A1(M), with access limited to the A15 intersection at Norman Cross.

During February 2006, the TV show Time Team excavated a local field for Roman artefacts.

The village gave its name to the famous Stilton cheese as supplies obtained from the housekeeper at [ Quenby Hall] , near Melton Mowbray, were sold via her brother-in-law to travellers in one of Stilton's coaching inns, namely "The Bell".

The cheese was (and is) made in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. The manufacture of Stilton is limited by statute to these three counties and it cannot be made anywhere else, even in Stilton itself.

External links

* [ The Bell Inn]
* [ Stilton Village Website.]
* [ Stilton Cheese Rolling Championships.]
* [ About the Time Team excavation]

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