Area, 3,060 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. - Population, 254 *2; Church-room, 120 *3; Net value, £168. -This Church, together with Tickhill, of which it was a member, was given to the Priory of Nostel, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, in 1490.
Patron and impropriator, the Earl of Scarborough.
Not mentioned in Pope Nicholas's Survey. Valued in the King's books at £5. 14s. 2d.; in 1818, at £80; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 501, it is stated " Vicarage £11. 17s. per annum. Viscount Castleton is impropriator and patron. Now in regard we find but twenty families in Staynton, and it is but a mile from Brewell, therefore we think fit it be annexed to Brewell, and Helleby to Bramley, in the parish of Braithwell."
Augmented in 1722 with £200, to meet benefactions of £100 from Messrs. N. Pearson, George Pashley, Robert Pashley, Matthew Pursloe, and Thomas Tofield, and a legacy of £100 from the Rev. Robert Tune.
For the arms, inscriptions, and catalogue of Vicars, see Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 255, and Bodleian MS.
An Inclosure Act was passed 50th Geo. III.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register books commence in 1566. Chasms 1674 to 1720. -Vide Transcripts at York.
Doles, being annual rents-charge for the poor, and given with the Sacrament money. Robert Woodroofe's, 6s. 8d.; George Pashley's, 6s. 8d.; Lord Castleton's, 8s.
The Rev. James Bosville's gift, in 1818. Interest of £250. 10s. per annum to be paid to the clerk, and the residue to be given by the Vicar or Curate annually, in the first week in November, among the poor of Stainton not receiving parochial relief, in sums of 5s. each, or such larger sums as might be thought expedient. -Vide 17th Report, page 796.
Post town: Tickhill.
Torre's MS. page 905. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 245. Bodleian MS., No. 5101. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 255. Mon. Angl., vol. iii. page 158.
*1 "Whoever has seen the little obscure village of Stainton, can be in no uncertainty respecting the origin of the name. It is literally a town among the stones." Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 255.
*2 Stainton with Hellaby.
*3 In 1818, returned at 250.