Easton-Neston (St. Mary)

EASTON-NESTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Towcester, hundred of Cleley, S. division of the county of Northampton, 1¼ mile (E.) from Towcester; containing 169 inhabitants. It is situated on the left bank of the river Tow, and consists of 1710 acres, of the full average quality in productiveness. Here is the seat of the Earl of Pomfret, a handsome mansion partly erected by Sir Christopher Wren, and partly by Hawkesmoor, but which has since undergone considerable alterations. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8; net income, £151; patron, the Earl of Pomfret; impropriators, the Warden and Fellows of New College, Oxford. The church has some interesting monuments.

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

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