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STAINTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"STAINTON, a parish and township in the W. division of Langbaurgh liberty, North Riding county York, 4 miles N.W. of Stokesley, its post town, and 5 from Yarm. The village, which is small, is situated on a branch of the river Tees. The parish contains the hamlets of Thornton, Hemlington, Ingleby, Stainsby, Barwick, Maltby, and Thornaby. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of York, value £323, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is ancient. The interior contains monuments of the Pennyman family. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum, exclusive of other small charities. There is a National school."


"HEMLINGTON, a township in the parish of Stainton, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, North Riding county York, half a mile E. of Stainton, and 4 miles N.W. of Stokesley."


"INGLEBY BARWICK, a township in the parish of Stainton, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, North Riding county York, 3 miles N.E. of Yarm. It contains the hamlets of Leven Bridge, and Newtown. It is situated near the river Tees."


"LEVEN BRIDGE, a hamlet in the parishes of Hilton and Stainton, North Riding county York, 2 miles N.E. of Yarm. It is situated near the point where the river Leaven joins the Tees."


"MALTBY, a township in the parish of Stainton, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, North Riding county York, 4 miles N.W. of Stokesley, and 3 E. of Yarm. It is situated near the river Tees."


"NEWTOWN, a hamlet in the parishes of Hilton and Stainton, North Riding county York, 2 miles E. of Yarm."


"SOUTH STOCKTON, a township in the parish of Stainton, North Riding county York. It is situated on the Darlington railway, opposite Stockton-on-Tees."


"THORNABY ON TEES, a township and chapelry in the parish of Stainton, W. division of Langbaurgh liberty, North Riding county York, 1½ mile S.E. of Stockton, its post town, and 1 from the South Stockton railway station. The village, which is large but straggling, is situated on the line of the Stockton and Darlington railway, which is here carried by a bridge across the river Tees, on the banks of which are extensive wharves and shipbuilding-yards. The township includes the hamlet of Stockton South of the Tees, and has increased in population. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton-spinning, and in the potteries, glass-bottle manufactory, iron-foundry, and in ship-building. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York, value £120, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church is an ancient structure with a turret containing two bells."


"THORNTON, a hamlet in the township and parish of Stainton, North Riding county York, 4 miles N.W. of Stokesley."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013