Place:Stainton in Cleveland, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameStainton in Cleveland
Alt namesStainton (near Yarm)source: alternate name
Stainton-in-Clevelandsource: alternate name
Staintonsource: Wikipedia
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.521°N 1.26°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inCleveland, England     (1974 - 1996)
North Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoLangbaurgh West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Middlesbrough Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1932
Stokesley Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1932-1968
Teesside, Cleveland, Englandconurbation of which it was a part 1974-1996
Middlesbrough (metropolitan borough), North Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Stainton is a village in Middlesbrough, in the borough of Middlesbrough and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is in the local ward and civil parish of Stainton and Thornton, and had a population of approximately 2,300 as of 2005, measured at 2,890 in the 2011 census.

Stainton is one of the few areas within the boundaries of modern-day Middlesbrough to have been named in the Domesday Book of 1086. Indeed, it has been a settlement since pre-Saxon times, while its name reveals it to have been an area of Scandinavian residence.

Stainton Church dates back to the 12th century. The Stainton Inn pub, on Meldyke Lane, was first licensed in 1897, celebrating its centenary in 1997. Stainton Quarry straddles Stainton Beck, between the villages of Stainton and Thornton in Middlesbrough. A footbridge joins it to Kell Gate Green on the other side of the beck. These countryside sites provide three hectares of community-run open green space for local people.

Prior to the creation of Teesside and Middlesbrough unitary authority in 1974, Stainton was located in Middlesbrough Rural District from 1894 until 1932 and in Stokesley Rural District from 1932 until 1974.

Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Langbargh Wapentake. It was in the Stockton Registration District until 1875 and in the Middlesbrough Registration District following that.


A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Stainton in Cleveland from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"STAINTON, a township in Stockton [registration] district, and a parish partly also in Stokesley [registration] district, and all in [North Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies 4½ miles ENE of Yarm [railway] station, and has a post-office under Stockton. Acres: 2,820; of which 578 are water. Real property: £2,759. Population: 357. Houses: 81.
"The parish includes four other townships, and comprises 7,744 acres. Population in 1851: 2,485; in 1861: 3,858. Houses: 757. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value: £323. Patron: the Archbishop of York. The church is ancient but good. The [perpetual] curacy of Thornaby is a separate benefice. There are a national school and some charities.

Research Tips

This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
  • The chapter of the Victoria County History, published 1923, dealing with Stainton parish.


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