Dunton (St. Mary)

DUNTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 3 miles (E. by S.) from Biggleswade; containing, with the hamlets of Millo and Newtown, 434 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 2550 acres, of which 2195 are arable, 330 pasture, and 25 woodland; the soil is in general clayey. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £10, and in the gift of Earl Spencer: the tithes were commuted for land and a corn-rent in 1797.

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

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