[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"STILLINGTON, a parish in the wapentake of Bulmer, and liberty of St. Peter's; (the seat of William Croft, Esq. and Stillington-Hall, the seat of Harry Croft, Esq.) 4 miles ESE. of Easingwold. Here is a small humble looking church (see Churches
for photograph), dedicated to St. Nicholas; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Prebend of Stillington; incumbent, the Rev. T. H. Croft. This was one of the church livings held by the celebrated Lawrence Sterne, who resided at Sutton, in this neighbourhood. There are also a Methodist chapel, and a National school in this village. Pop. 698."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]