A friendly family funeral directors
Our family Funeral Directors have been trading since 1927 in Snainton, near Scarborough. Richard Stockill started working that year as a wheelwright, joiner and undertaker. He was one of ten children.
In the 1950s Richard’s son Frank took over running the firm. In the 1980s Frank, his wife Jill and son Roger became partners in the business. Roger’s son Alex became a partner in 2001. So we have now been serving our community as funeral directors for three generations.
When Frank and Jill retired in 2016, Alex and Roger took on the funeral director partnership. Claire Potter manages our office and has strong event planning experience and local knowledge.
The building business
Over the years F.A. Stockill and Son expanded into the building industry. In 2002 the businesses were split into two separate parts.
The history of Snainton
Snainton is a thriving farming village named after a man called Snoc. In 1086 it was written as Sechintune. Manor houses and even a Knight Templar Hall were built here in the middle ages. We even used to have a toll bar. Many trades worked here including three shoemakers, three tailors, two bakers and four butchers.
Nowadays the Coachman Inn is still going strong. There’s also the Peacock pub, a shop, primary school, doctor’s surgery, church and chapel. We have a sports field which includes a children’s playground. Our claim to fame is that the actor Sir Ben Kingsley was born here. For more details, please take a look at Snainton Parish Council website.