Basingthorpe (Thomas à Becket)
BASINGTHORPE (Thomas Ã Becket), a parish, in the union of Grantham, wapentake of Beltisloe, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 3Â¾ miles (N. W.) from Corby; containing, with the hamlet of Westby, 137 inhabitants. It comprises 1790 acres, the property of the Earl of Dysart. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at Â£8. 17. 6., and in the patronage of the Earl: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for Â£190, and the impropriate for one of Â£230; there are 4 acres of glebe.