Fineshade (St. Mary)

FINESHADE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Corby, N. division of the county of Northampton, 8 miles (N. N. W.) from Oundle, containing 55 inhabitants. It is intersected by the road from Kettering to Stamford, and consists of about 670 acres. The living is a donative, in the patronage of C. Kirkham, Esq. On the ruins of Castle-Hymel, which was demolished in the reign of John, a priory of Black canons was founded by Richard Engain, Lord of Blatherwycke, in honour of the Blessed Virgin, the revenue of which, at the Dissolution, was £62. 16.

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

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