Dunholm (St. Chad)

DUNHOLM (St. Chad), a parish, in the wapentake of Lawress, parts of Lindsey, union and county of Lincoln, 6 miles (N. N. E.) from Lincoln; containing 310 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Lincoln to Market-Rasen; at the eastern extremity is a stream which runs from the Ancholme to the river Witham. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of St. John Newport, in Lincoln, united, valued in the king's books at £4. 6. 8.; net income, £98; patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church contains a splendid monument to Sir Robert Grantham, who was buried here. Four poor persons are entitled to the benefit of Grantham's charity; £18, arising from two bequests, are annually distributed among widows of the parish, and a small sum is given in coal to the poor.

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

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