New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 243
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York. The church is a neat building,
partly modernized; it stands at the
western extremity of the village: the
vicarage house is remarkably spacious
and handsome. Stainton Grange is a
small hamlet. The parish contains the
townships of Hemlington, Ingleby Bar-
wick, Maltby and Thornaby. Entire
population, 968.

Stainton, W. R. (8) a parish and
township with Hellaby, in the wapen-
take of Strafforth and Tickhill, 2ยง miles
W. from Tickhill; inhabitants, 218; a
vicarage, value 5/. 15s.; patron, the
Earl of Scarborough.

Stainton, N. R. (1) a township in
the parish of Downhohne, wapentake
of Hang West, 5 miles N. from Ley-
burne; inhabitants, 54.

Stainton Cotes, W. R. (4) a ham-
let in the township of Bank Newton,
parish of Gargrave, wapentake of Stain-
7 miles W. from Skipton.

Stainton Dale, N. R. (5) a town-
ship in the parish of Scalby, wapentake
of Pickering Lythe, 8 miles N. from
Scarborough; inhabitants, 294. Here
was an hospital for knights of the order
of St. John of Jerusalem, founded, in
the reign of King Stephen : the site of
the chantry is still called Old Chapel,
and the adjoining farm-house, Old Hall.

Stairfoot, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township of Ardsley, parish of Dar-
field, wapentake of Staincross, 2 miles
S. E. from Barnsley.

Staithes, N. R. (2) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Hinderwell,
wapentake of Langbarugh, 13 miles E.
from Guisborough. This is a consider-
able fishing village, situated upon the
coast, and surrounded on all sides, ex-
cept an opening to the sea, with im-
mense hills and cliffs; the inhabitants
live almost entirely by fishing; during
the winter and spring, they go out to
sea in small flat-bottomed boats, called
cobles, each carrying three men, and in
summer they use larger boats, called
five-men cobles; the fishermen gene-
rally sail on Monday, and continue at
sea the whole week; on their return,
the fish is cut up and salted by the wo-
men, and afterwards spread out to dry
on the beach; this process is by no
means agreeable to the olfactory nerves
of strangers. Kelp is made here, from
the abundance of sea-weed found upon
the coast.

Stakesby, High and Low, N. R.
(5) two hamlets in the township of Rus-
warp, parish of Whitby, wapentake of
Whitby Strand, 1 mile S. W. from
Whitby. At High Stakesby is the seat
of John Blackburn, Esq. at Low Stakes-
by, the seat of Abel Chapman, Esq.

Stalling Busk, N.R. (1) a ham-
let in the township of Bainbridge, pa-
rish of Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang
West, 5 miles S. W. from Askrigg; a
ehapelry to Aysgarth.

Stamford Bridge, E. R. (5) a
township in the parishes of Low Cat-
ton and Gate Helmsley, wapentake of
Ouse and Derwent, 8 miles E. from
York; inhabitants, 298 ; fair, Decem-
ber 1. The river Derwent divides this
village into two parts, called East and
West; the population of the west is
included with Scoreby. Stamford
Bridge is celebrated for the memo-
rable battle fought in 1066, by King
Harrold, against his brother, Tosti,
and Harfager, King of Norway, in
which the two latter were left dead
in the field, and an immense spoil ac-
crued to the victor; this action took
place nine days only before the battle
of Hastings, in which it was the turn
of Harold to lose both his crown and
life: in the battle of Stamford, more
blood was shed than in tbat of Hast-
ings ; but, as it has been observed, so
slight an impression does a mere battle
leave behind it, unless attended by some
important civil consequences, that this
engagement at Stamford Bridge, though
represented as one of the most sangui-
nary ever fought in England, and in
which an invading monarch was left
dead in the field, seems to be so little
remembered, as scarcely to be known


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