This village and parish lies between the A1 and A17 motorways 6 miles south-east of Newark. Largely rural, the parish covers over 1,100 acres and several tributaries of the Witham and Brant Rivers have their sources within its boundaries. Claypole parish lies to the west and Fenton parish to the north.
The village of Stubton is only six miles southeast of Newark-on-Trent, about 20 miles south-west of the city of Lincoln and one mile east of Claypole. If you are planning a visit:
Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010. You should stop by and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
In 1870, George NEVILE owned almost all of the land in the parish and resided at Stubton Hall. Prior to him, Sir Robert HERON, baronet, was the owner of the estate. In the early 1900's, Sir Ralph Henry Sacheverel WILMOT, baronet, was owner of Stubton Hall and most of the land around it. The hall was unoccupied by 1913.
The name Stubton is from the Old English stubb+ton, for "farmstead where there are tree-stumps". In the 1086 Domesday Book it first appears as Stubetune. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]