Floore, or Flore (All Saints)

FLOORE, or Flore (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Daventry, hundred of Newbottle-Grove, S. division of the county of Northampton, 1 mile (E. N. E.) from Weedon; containing 1032 inhabitants. It is intersected by the road from Northampton to Daventry, and bounded on the south and west by the river Nene; and comprises 2619a. 29p., of which about two-thirds are arable, and one-third pasture. The surface is generally flat, with some rising ground towards the north and east; the soil is a deep rich loam, resting on gravel, with some stiffish clay. Flore-Fields House is the seat of Richard Lee Bevan, Esq. The village is about a mile distant from the Weedon station of the London and Birmingham railway, and from the Grand Junction canal. The living is a vicarage, endowed with one-third of the great tithes of the hamlet of Glasthorpe, in the parish, and valued in the king's books at £17; net income, £467; patrons, the Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford, who are appropriators of the remainder of the rectorial tithes. The church was erected in the eleventh or twelfth century, and has six noble arches, and a carved screen; the chancel porch is finely sculptured: the edifice was repaired and repewed in 1831. There is a place of worship for Independents; and a parochial school is supported by endowment.

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

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