William Stanton (1639–1705) was an English mason and sculptor. He is known particularly for monumental masonry. He is often ferred to as Stanton of Holborn.
He was son of Edward Stanton (d.1686), and nephew of the mason Thomas Stanton (d.1674).Thomas Stanton had set up a business adjacent to St Andrew Holborn in the first half of the seventeenth century.
In 1663 William Stanton became free of the Masons' Company, and was Master of the Company in 1688 and 1689.He worked at Gray's Inn around 1672. In 1686 he became master-mason at Belton House, followed by a commission at Denham Place from 1689; and in 1701 was working at Stonyhurst. Over 30 of his church monuments are recorded.
His apprentices included "Thomas Hill the Younger" son of Thomas Hill Master of the Worshipful Company of Masons.
He died in 1705 and is buried in St Andrew's Church, Holborn.
His wife Dorothy died in 1707 and is buried in St Andrew's Church, Holborn.
Edward Stanton was his son.
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