Gidding, Little (St. John)

GIDDING, LITTLE (St. John), a parish, in the union of Oundle, hundred of Leightonstone, county of Huntingdon, 5¾ miles (S. W. by S.) from Stilton; containing 45 inhabitants. It comprises 712a. 15p.; the surface is generally flat, and the soil a clay of inferior quality. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 6. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £126: the glebe comprises 22 acres. The church is a small edifice of brick, to which a west front of stone was added in 1814; the interior is arranged in the style of a collegiate chapel, and additional seats have been put up by the rector. Nicholas Farrar, distinguished in the reign of Charles I. for his adherence to the Protestant religion, was lord of the manor.

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

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