Within general historical records of Shrivenham and district, there are many references to the 'Manor of Stainswick.' At one time in its past it was clearly a significant and seperate estate and ranked alongside the other manors of Shrivenham such as; 'Salop, Stallpits, Rectory & Beckett.'
An early tax list from the year 1332 sets out the names of the tax payers of Shrivenham, but then below that there is a smaller, but seperate list that contains some of the more influencial names; such as Gilbert de la Stane. Could this be the beginnings of the Manor of Stainswick? More research needs to be done.
The idea of this listing is to start collecting together what documentary evidence we have for Stainswick. We can start by showing a map of the estate. Unfortunately it is in poor condition with the parchment being very dry and creased. However, most of the information on it can be identified and it appears to be genuine in date from 1780. It has been photographed, copies of which are attached.
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