It is usually referred to and is addressed as Newbiggin, Stainton so as to differentiate it from the other Newbiggins in Cumbria, especially the one near
Temple Sowerbywhose post townis also Penrith.
The village consists of a quarter of a mile long line of houses on either side of the road that connects
Staintonand the A66 to the B5288 at Clickham.
Behind the village street is the Flusco Quarry
Landfillsite which serves as a refuse site for a large part of Eden District.
At the northern end of the village is the
Hanson plcBlencowe Limestone Quarryand Blockworks. This used to belong to the same company who opened the brick and cement works at Edenhall on the other side of Penrith.
Through the quarry site runs the course of the former
Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railwaywhich had a station there called Blencow or Blencowe, not Newbiggin (Great and Little Blencow are situated a few miles to the north).
There was until recently a pub, the Joiners Arms, at the southern or Stainton end of the village.
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