Stainton le Vale



  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor 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 / 2396
1871 R.G. 10 / 3425
1891 R.G. 12 / 2624

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • Some portions of the building date back to the early Norman period circa 1100.
  • The interior of the church was restored in 1885. In 1913, the roof was restored.
  • The church is a small building, seating only 90.
  • A photograph of St. Andrew's church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1765 for marriages and 1757 for baptisms and burials.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Primitive Methodists built a small chapel here in 1894. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Stainton-le-Vale (or "Stainton-le-Hole") is a small village and parish in the Wold Hills, about 6 miles north-east of Market Raisen and 6 miles south-east of Caistor. The parish covers just over 3,000 acres and includes the hamlet of Orford.

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Historical Geography

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



  • Stainton Hall was occupied by Joseph DRAKES, a farmer, in 1912.
  • Kate NICOL has a photograph of Stainton Hall on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2009.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF174943 (Lat/Lon: 53.432856, -0.234833), Stainton le Vale which are provided by:


Military History

  • Kate NICOL has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2009.

Politics & 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 southern division of the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the East Lindsey division of the county.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard on the 1st Tuesday each month at the Market Rasen petty session hearings.


Year Inhabitants
1801 108
1831 118
1841 148
1871 215
1891 195
1901 211
1911 171


  • A Public Elementary School was built here prior to 1911. It could hold up to 40 students.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.