Market Stainton

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Market Stainton
St.Michael's church, Market Stainton - - 620794.jpg
St Michael's Church, Market Stainton
Market Stainton is located in Lincolnshire
Market Stainton
Market Stainton
Market Stainton shown within Lincolnshire
Population 139 (Including Ranby, Lincolnshire and Sotby. 2011)[1]
OS grid reference TF228798
• London 125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Market Rasen
Postcode district LN8
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°18′05″N 0°09′30″W / 53.301358°N 0.158395°W / 53.301358; -0.158395Coordinates: 53°18′05″N 0°09′30″W / 53.301358°N 0.158395°W / 53.301358; -0.158395

Market Stainton is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[2] It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north from the market town of Horncastle.


A hoard of Roman coins was found in 1916, dated between CE 296 and CE 305. The coins are held in Grantham museum.[3]

The village is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Staintone", with 28 households, 80 acres (0.3 km2) of meadow, and two mills.[4]

Market Stainton Hall

A Tumulus, Ranby Hoe, survived until the 19th century, when it was removed to permit ploughing – on 1924 Ordnance Survey maps it is shown as Beacon Hill.[5]

The parish church, dating from the 13th century, is a Grade II listed building dedicated to St Michael, and built of greenstone, limestone and red brick.[6] The church is now disused and it may be made redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln.[7]

Market Stainton Hall is a Grade II listed brick-built country house.[8] In 1872 there was a Wesleyan chapel.[9]

From 1943 to 1948 the RAF operated an ammunition depot, RAF Market Stainton.[10]


Market Stainton is a village of 35 residents,[7] but has no amenities. Lincolnshire InterConnect buses provide local public transport.[11]

The ecclesiastical parish is part of The Asterby Group of the Deanery of Horncastle. Services are held at St Mary's church at Horncastle, as St Michael's is in disrepair – there are plans to refurbish the building.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Parish meeting". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Roman coins (352911)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  4. ^ Stainton in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Ranby Hoe (352914)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  6. ^ Historic England. "St Michael, Market Stainton (1359971)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  7. ^ a b "St Michael church, Market Stainton". Asterby Group of Churches. St Marys, Horncastle, Website. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Market Stainton Hall (1308535)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Vision of Britain through Time: Market Stainton Lincolnshire". Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  10. ^ "RAF Market Stainton". Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Church web site". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Market Stainton project". Lincolnshire Community Foundation. Retrieved 19 March 2013.

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