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Stainby, Lincolnshire - - 38280.jpg
Stainby hamlet
Stainby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK908229
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Civil parish
  • Gunby and Stainby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG33
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°47′47″N 0°39′14″W / 52.796475°N 0.65391°W / 52.796475; -0.65391Coordinates: 52°47′47″N 0°39′14″W / 52.796475°N 0.65391°W / 52.796475; -0.65391

Stainby is a hamlet in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) west from the A1 road, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east from the Viking Way and the Leicestershire border, and 8 miles (13 km) south from Grantham.

St Peter's Church, Stainby

Stainby is nominally in the civil parish of Gunby and Stainby , although the parish is now administered as part of the Colsterworth district parishes.[1] Stainby had been a parish in its own right until 1931.[2] Adjacent villages include Buckminster, North Witham, Colsterworth, Gunby, Sewstern and Skillington.

Stainby is on the A151 road which runs between Melton Mowbray (Buckminster Road) and Colsterworth (Colsterworth Road). The road is frequented by heavy goods vehicles from the nearby industrial estate at Sewstern and by vehicles heading from the Midlands towards East Anglia;[citation needed] an alternative route is through Wymondham and South Witham.[3]

Stainby is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Stigandebi".[4] The remains of a Motte, probably associated with the former Manor House, stand in the village. It is known as Tower Hill.[3][5][6]

There are no shops or public houses - the nearest are in Colsterworth. The church, on Main Road, is dedicated to St Peter. The former Stainby quarry is an event venue for vehicle off-roading.[7]

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  1. ^ "Colsterworth & District Parishes". Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 1 June 2013. Colsterworth and District Parish Council is a combined council consisting of the civil parishes of Colsterworth, (which includes the hamlet of Woolsthorpe By Colsterworth), Gunby and Stainby and recently North Witham, (which includes Lobthorpe).
  2. ^ "Stainby CP through time ; Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit". A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b Grantham: Bottesford & Colsterworth (Map) (A1 ed.). 1:25 000. OS Explorer. Ordnance survey of Great Britain. 3 January 2006. § 247. ISBN 9780319238332.
  4. ^ Williams, Ann; Martin, G H. Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin. pp. 929, 1403. ISBN 978-0-14-143994-5.
  5. ^ Roffe, David. "Former castle on Tower Hill".
  6. ^ Historic England. "Tower Hill (325490)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  7. ^ Stainby quarry

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