Market Stainton



  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 645
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3379
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.
  • The church was restored in 1886 and again in 1909-10.
  • The church building is small, seating only 80.
  • A photograph of St. Michael's Church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Another good photograph of St. Michael's Church, taken on a sunny day, is at the Flickr Photographs site.
  • J. HANNAH-BRIGGS has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2012.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Michael's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1689 for baptisms and burials, 1690 for marriages.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel in this parish before 1871.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Market Stainton is both a village and a parish, 7 miles north of Horncastle. Ranby parish lies to the south. The parish covers about 1,200 acres.

The village stands on a rise overlooking the River Bain. If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Market Stainton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Market Stainton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF228799 (Lat/Lon: 53.301824, -0.158728), Market Stainton which are provided by:


Military History

  • The RAF opened a station here in January, 1943. It was primarily a storage facility for ammunition, but ammo was stored on the roadside verges when space ran out. It used the rail station at Brocklesby to supply the eastern stations in Lincolnshire and had a satellite storage facility at Orby.
  • The Market Stainton facility was closed in 1948.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the north division of the ancient Gartree Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 93
1811 130
1821 131
1831 132
1841 184
1851 142
1871 100
1881 97
1891 123
1901 84
1911 104


  • The children of this parish attend the school at Ranby.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.