Area, 2,320 acres. Harthill wapentake. Bainton Beacon. -Population , 358 *1; Church-room, 650; Net value, £757. -Peter de Mauley held in Bainton nine and a half carucates of land (which made one knight's fee), whereof the Prior of Gisburne held in frankalmoigne five oxgangs ; also six oxgangs more, on suit of the King ; and Mr. Thomas de Grimston six other oxgangs, on suit ; likewise the Prior of Ellerton nineteen oxgangs, and Roger de Lynton thirteen oxgangs ;-and the Church is endowed with half a carucate of land.
Nigel held Bainton at the time of the Survey, under the Earl of Morton. He had there two ploughs, a priest, and ten villanes, with three ploughs.
This Church was anciently of the patronage of the Lords Manby, from them it came to the Salvins, Knights, and after Queen Elizabeth's time the Gees presented. Sir William Gee, in 1611, left the Advowson to St. John's College, Cambridge. This did not, it seems, take just effect, as in 1619 Ralph Salvin presented, and then the Hodgsons. The perpetual Advowson was finally purchased by the College for £700, and the President and Scholars first presented in 1741.
Torre gives a catalogue of the Rectors of this Church.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £66. 13s. 4d.; in the King's books, at £35. 14s. 8d., after deducting for Synodals and Procurations 12s., and Thraves £3. 13s. 4d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 339, it is stated : " Rectory, £192. Mr. Robert Johnson, an able preaching minister."
A Chantry is named in the Valor Ecc. For an account of the tenure of the Manor and Advowson, see Blount, p. 22.
An Inclosure Act was passed 14th Geo. III.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register books commence in 1561. Several chasms.
Poor's Stock, benefactor unknown. Interest of £30, distributed by the overseers among the poor at or about Lady-day. - Vide 9th Report, page 739.
Post town: Driffield.
Torre's MS., page 1295. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 71. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Bagenton), pages 81. 203.
*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 418.