Dingley (All Saints)

DINGLEY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Market-Harborough, hundred of Corby, N. division of the county of Northampton, 2½ miles (E. by N.) from Harborough, on the road to Oundle; containing 144 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the river Welland, by which it is bounded on the north-west, and comprises 1317a. 28p., whereof about three-fourths are fine grazing-land; the wood, including Dingley Park and garden, covers about 155 acres. The surface is beautifully diversified with hill and dale. The Hall occupies the site of a commandery of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, founded in the reign of Stephen, and of which, at the Dissolution, the revenue was estimated at £108. 13. 5. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 9. 4½., and in the gift of H. H. H. Hungerford, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £342, and the glebe comprises 55 acres, with a glebehouse. Near the site of the commandery, an ancient bead and a coin of Cunobeline have been found.

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

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