Basingthorpe (Thomas Becket)

BASINGTHORPE (Thomas à Becket), a parish, in the union of Grantham, wapentake of Beltisloe, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 3¾ 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 £8. 17. 6., and in the patronage of the Earl: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £190, and the impropriate for one of £230; there are 4 acres of glebe.

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

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