Barrowden (St. Peter)

BARROWDEN (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Wrandike, county of Rutland, 7 miles (S. W.) from Stamford; containing 658 inhabitants. It comprises 1997 acres, whereof 388 are common or waste; and is bounded on the south by the river Welland, which separates the counties of Rutland and Northampton. Excellent rugs are manufactured from sheep-skins; also parchment, glue, leather for the binding of books, hat-linings, &c. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £14. 13. 1½., and in the gift of the Marquess of Exeter: the glebe consists of 26 acres, and a glebe-house has recently been erected; the rector's tithes have been commuted for £588. 13., and £30. 3. are also paid to the incumbent of South Luffenham. There is a place of worship for Baptists.

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

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