Burton-Dassett, or Dassett Magna (All Saints)

BURTON-DASSETT, or Dassett Magna (All Saints), a parish, and formerly a market-town, in the union of Southam, Burton-Dassett division of the hundred of Kington, S. division of the county of Warwick, 4 miles (E.) from Kington; containing 614 inhabitants. This place, now reduced to a very small hamlet, is supposed to have been destroyed about the time of the battle of Edge-Hill, which place is distant 2 miles. The parish is situated on the Warwick and Banbury road, and comprises by measurement 4500 acres. Large stone-quarries are wrought, the material of which is used for buildings. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £14; net income, £167; patrons, Lord Willoughby de Broke, and W. R. Blencow, Esq., of whom the former is impropriator: the glebe consists of 90 acres, with a good glebe-house. The church is a very spacious and handsome structure.

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

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