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Stillington, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Stillington, a village and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village lies 5 miles ENE of Tollerton railway station and 10 N by W of York, and has a post and money order office under Easingwold; telegraph office, Easingwold. Acreage of parish, 2158; population, 490. There is a parish council of five members. Stillington Hall was long the residence of the Croft family, but now belongs to the Thorn-tons. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop. The church is in the Norman style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and embattled western tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. Laurence Sterne was vicar from 1744 to about 1767.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Stillington:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Stillington are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO61
Post TownYork