What is Baston?

Legal Definition
Baston is a village and parish on the edge of The Fens and in the administrative district of South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England. The 2011 census reported the parish had 1,469 people in 555 households.

Like most fen-edge parishes, it was laid out more than a thousand years ago, in an elongated form, to afford the produce from a variety of habitats for the villagers. The village itself lies along the road between King Street, a road built in the second century, and Baston Fen which is on the margin of the much bigger Deeping Fen. Until the nineteenth century, the heart of Deeping Fen was a common fen on which all the surrounding villages had rights of turbary, fowling and pasture.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
An old French word, which signifies a staff, or club, In some old English statutes the servants or officers of the wardens of the Fleet are so called, because they attended the king's courts with a red staff. Vide Tipstaff.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In old English law, a baton, club or staff. A term applied to officers of the wardens of the prison called the "Fleet," because of the staff carried by them. Coweli; Spelman; Termes de la Ley.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A baton; a club; a servant of a warden of the Fleet.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary