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
Location within Lincolnshire
Population139 (Including Ranby, Lincolnshire and Sotby. 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF228798
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
AmbulanceEast 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. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.

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