Stainby is both a small village and a parish south of Grantham and 7 miles west of Corby. It lies between Colsterworth parish to the east and Buckminster parish in neighborhing Leicestershire to the west, with Gunby parish to the south. The parish covers about 1,500 acres.
There is a hamlet of "Stainsby" in Ashby Puerorum parish near Horncastle.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the B676 arterial road off of the A1 motorway west out of Colsterworth for about 2 miles.
Stainby is from Old Scandinavian for "village of Stigandi", and the name appeared as Stigandebi in the 1086 Domesday Book. A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.