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Bridgend looking towards Garw valley


in the county of Bridgend

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in the county of South Yorkshire
Stainton church, Stainton, South Yorkshire

About Stainton

This picturesque South Yorkshire village was mentioned in the Doomsday Book, but there is considerable evidence that it existed as a settlement long before 1086.

It is a pleasant, friendly village, hemmed in by a rural landscape. Its features include St. Winifred's Church, a lovely stone building with a sturdy tower adorned with pinnacles. The church stands at the centre of a grassed churchyard where visitors can see an ancient stone memorial cross, as well as tombs and graves from several centuries.

Stainton also has that "hub" of village life, a warmly welcoming village inn, The Three Tuns, which can be found in Stainton Lane at the edge of the village. At the opposite end of Stainton Lane there is a pretty stream and duck pond.

This is a well cared for village, its leafy lanes show a variety of properties, all with well tended gardens bright with lovely bedding, bushes, trees and often with glorious foliage creeping up old stone walls. The villagers work tirelessly to keep the village looking fresh, and your eye's are constantly drawn towards flower filled tubs and hanging baskets, or to the brightly painted, still in use, red telephone box!

Stainton has all the usual village amenities, and can be found lying in a quiet location close to Tickhill, just above the market town of Maltby. The nearest large town for shopping is Rotherham, which has a museum depicting the life and times of this part of the South Yorkshire landscape.

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Waterfall at Roche Abbey

Maltby (70 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction SW of Stainton)

The town was mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and several historic properties can be found in the region from shortly after this time, of these, of particular note are the handsome ruins of Roche Abbey, a Cistercian foundation of 1147...

A river in Doncaster

Doncaster (119 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction N of Stainton)

Doncaster lies in what was once a great sweep of Yorkshire coalfields. It is home to one of the finest racecourses in the country where the classic St.Leger Stakes has been run each September since 1776, making the race four years older than the Derby...

All Saints Church (now a Minster) Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Rotherham (107 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction W of Stainton)

This town was formerly a Saxon market town which remained largely unaltered until the Industrial Revolution...

Gothic Revival Chapel at Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Worksop (237 Pictures) in the county of Nottinghamshire

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction S of Stainton)

The dense spread of Worksop in Nottinghamshire meets with some seriously picturesque countryside, it is fortunate to be ringed by two rivers, the Clumber which borders Clumber Country Park, and the River Ryton...

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Gringley on the Hill (4 Pictures) in the county of Nottinghamshire

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction E of Stainton)

This charming hill-top village lies in spacious countryside close to the Chesterfield Canal. It shows an abundance of picturesque red-brick properties including out lying farms with ancient barns and dovecotes...

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Roche Abbey, Maltby

Roche Abbey (68 Pictures)

(2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction S)

The evocative remains of Roche Abbey rising from a landscape laid out by Capability Brown present an awe-inspiring sight,.....

Conisbrough Castle, 5 miles west of Doncaster

Conisbrough Castle (16 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 6.9 km, direction NW)

The dilapidated ruins of Conisbrough Castle make an impressive sight, particularly its keep, which is unusual in design. The.....

Thrybergh Country Park in South Yorkshire, England

Thrybergh Country Park (18 Pictures)

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction W)

Thrybergh Country Park evolved out of Thrybergh Reservoir built in the 1800's to supply the borough of Doncaster with water. .....

A picture of Doncaster Minster

Doncaster Minster (4 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.4 km, direction N)

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A picture taken across the lake looking up at Cusworth Hall, Nr Doncaster

Cusworth Hall & Museum (40 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction N)

Cusworth Hall is a mid 18th century house built for the Wrightson family, with wings added later by James Paine. The house.....

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Brodsworth Hall (118 Pictures)

(9.1 miles, 14.6 km, direction N)


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Wetlands Waterfoul Reserve (2 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction SE)


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