Ewerby (St. Andrew)

EWERBY (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Sleaford, wapentake of Aswardhurn, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 4 miles (E. by N) from Sleaford; comprising 2700 acres, and containing 433 inhabitants, of whom 48 are in the hamlet of Ewerby-Thorpe. The navigation from Sleaford to the Witham runs through a part of the parish. Haverholm Priory, a possession of the Earl of Winchilsea's, has been lately rebuilt. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 10. 10., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £67; impropriator, the Earl: there are about 4 acres of glebe. A school was founded, and endowed with £10 per annum, by Henry Pell; and there is a rent-charge of £14, left by Sir Richard Rothwell, for distribution among the poor, with some other small bequests.

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

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