Claxby-Pluckacre (St. Andrew)

CLAXBY-PLUCKACRE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Horncastle, hundred of Hill, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 4 miles (S. E. by E.) from Horncastle; containing 29 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Horncastle to Boston, and comprises by computation 900 acres, with a light sandy soil adapted to barley and oats, which form the chief produce. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 10. 10., and in the gift of the family of Dymoke: the tithes have been commuted for £140. The church fell down some years since, and has not been rebuilt: the inhabitants have sittings in Moorby church by consent of the rector and parishioners, and an annual payment of £5 is made to the minister of Moorby as officiating minister.

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

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