Bainton, Cambridgeshire

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Bainton village cross
Bainton is located in Cambridgeshire
Location within Cambridgeshire
OS grid referenceTF094060
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStamford
Postcode districtPE9
Dialling code01780
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°38′42″N 0°22′58″W / 52.6450°N 0.3828°W / 52.6450; -0.3828Coordinates: 52°38′42″N 0°22′58″W / 52.6450°N 0.3828°W / 52.6450; -0.3828
Signpost in Bainton

Bainton is a village and civil parish in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area of Cambridgeshire, England. Bainton is on the southern edge of the Welland valley and lies 7.4 miles (11.9 km) north-west of Peterborough and 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Stamford. Ashton is a neighbouring hamlet and lies approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south-east of Bainton within the same civil parish. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 305 people [1] and by the 2011 census the parish's population was 290 people.[2]


Formerly known as 'Badingtun' (Old English meaning "estate associated with a man called Bada"), some form of settlement existed in c.980[3] but was not mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

At the south-east of the parish of Bainton and adjacent to the nearby village of Helpston is the site of Torpel Manor which is a series of medieval and later earthworks that are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[4]

The medieval village cross called the Butter Cross is Grade I listed,[5] as is the parish church.[6] The church of St Mary dates back to the early 13th century, with additions such as the tower and spire which are 14th century.[7] The church includes a monument by Sir Richard Westmacott to Mary Henson who died in 1805. The bell tower contains four bells but these are not able to be rung currently.[8]

Bainton House used to be the home of the Birkbeck family and is a Grade II listed manor house dating back to the 16th century.[9]


Bainton lies on the B1443.

To the north of Bainton, the Bainton Gate railway station briefly served the village between 1846 and its closure in 1856. The nearest railway station is at Stamford 4 miles (6.4 km) to the east.


  1. ^ "Office for National Statistics: Area: Bainton (Parish), Key Figures for 2001 Census". Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Office for National Statistics: Area: Bainton (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census". Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  3. ^ Mills, David (2011). A Dictionary of British Placenames. Oxford University Press. p. 29. ISBN 019960908X.
  4. ^ Torpel Manor Research Project
  5. ^ Historic England. "Village cross, Bainton (1126875)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary, Bainton (1309975)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Bainton, St Mary". English Church Architecture. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Bainton, St Mary". Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Bainton House (1331530)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 September 2019.

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