Elkington, South (All Saints)

ELKINGTON, SOUTH (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Louth, Wold division of the hundred of Louth-Eske, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 2¼ miles (W. N. W.) from Louth; containing 273 inhabitants. It is situated on the road to Market-Rasen, and comprises 3008a. 2r. 23p.; the soil is generally light, resting on chalk, which is obtained for agricultural uses. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 7. 6.; patron and impropriator, the Rev. William Smyth: the great tithes have been commuted for £494. 17., and the vicarial for land and a rent-charge, together £301; the glebe comprises 10 acres. The church is an ancient structure, in the later English style, with a handsome embattled tower. There are several tumuli on a farm called Boswell, or Burgh's Hill, in the western extremity of the parish; and on the eastern side are traces of the Barton-street. Archdeacon Echard, the learned historian, was incumbent of the parish.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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