Brocklesby (All Saints)

BROCKLESBY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Caistor, E. division of the wapentake of Yarborough, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 10 miles (S. E.) from Brigg; containing, with Newsham extraparochial, and the hamlet of Limber Parva, 243 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 2454 acres, of which 1614 are pasture, 380 arable, and 460 woodland. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 10. 10.; net income, £287; patron, the Earl of Yarborough: the tithes were commuted in 1812, for land and corn-rents. A monastery of the Præmonstratensian order, in honour of St. Mary and St. Martial, was founded at Newsham, by Peter de Gousla, in 1143: at the Dissolution it had a revenue of £114. 1.4.

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

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