Burton-Hastings (St. Botolph)

BURTON-HASTINGS (St. Botolph), a parish, in the union of Hinckley, Kirby division of the hundred of Knightlow, N. division of the county of Warwick, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Hinckley; containing 276 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the line of the Roman Watling-street, and intersected by the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal. It comprises by admeasurement 1335 acres, about one-third of which is arable, and the rest pasture; the surface is rather flat, the soil of medium quality, and the scenery (the parish being well wooded), is picturesque. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £105; patron and incumbent, the Rev. William Samuel Bucknill. The church is ancient, with a square tower. Connected with it is a Sunday school.

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

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