Carlton-Curlieu (St. Mary)

CARLTON-CURLIEU (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Billesdon, hundred of Gartree, S. division of the county of Leicester, 7½ miles (N. N. W.) from Market-Harborough; containing, with the chapelry of Ilston-on-the-Hill, 208 inhabitants, of whom 57 are in Carlton-Curlieu. The ancient manor-house affords a specimen of the Elizabethan style of architecture, though, from a date, it does not appear to have been finished until the time of Charles I.; it is chiefly built of fine stone from Ketton, in Rutlandshire, and was purchased at the termination of the civil war, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer, the first baronet. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £18. 15. 10.; net income, £242; patron, Sir J. H. Palmer. There is a chapel of ease at Ilston.

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

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