ESSENDINE, a chapelry, in the parish of Ryhall, union of Stamford, hundred of East, county of Rut land, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Stamford; containing 152 inhabitants. It is on the road from Stamford to Bourn, and comprises 1487a. 2r. 32p. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, is very ancient, with a curious Saxon arched doorway.