Population, no return; Chapel-room, no return; Net value, no return. -On the day of Pentecost 1355, the Abbot of Roche permitted the inhabitants of Stainforth, by the Archbishop's license, to maintain, at their own charge, a chaplain to celebrate divine service in the Chapel of Stainforth, then newly built, for the space of three years daily, excepting on Sundays and other great festivals, whereon they were to repair to the parish church of Hatfield.
Here was a Chantry of the Blessed Mary, which was valued at the Dissolution at £3. 8s. 5d. per annum.
A new Chapel was erected in 1819. Glebe house and Registers, no return. Charities. -Doles, being annual rents-charge to the poor :-
Cornelius Dickenson's in 1667, 6s. 8d. Drax's and Reynold's, 14s.
Thomas Lee's in 1699, 8s.
William Woodhead's in 1725, 5s. Thomas Wormeley's in 1627, 10s. Mrs. Bears in 1699, £3. 4s.
John Spivey, in 1619, charged three roods and a half of meadow, now a close in the East Ings, between the waters, and half an acre of land in Hatfield, with the annual payment of £1, half to the poor and half for repairing the Chapel. This rent-charge, at the time of the Report, had not been paid for several years, but the Commissioners said the payment ought to be resumed. -Vide 18th Report, page 621.
Post town: Thorne.
Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 195.