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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"STILLINGTON, a parish in the liberty of ST-PETER-of-YORK, East riding, though locally in the wapentake of Bulmer, North riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles E.S.E. from Easingwold, containing 698 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Prebendary of Stillington in the Cathedral Church of York, rated in the king's books at 4. 15. 5., and endowed with 200 royal bounty. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A National school has been established in the village. The celebrated Laurence Sterne held this living, and resided at Sutton in the neighbourhood."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]

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