Glentworth (St. Michael)

GLENTWORTH (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Gainsborough, W. division of the wapentake of Aslacoe, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 2 miles (S. W.) from Spittal; containing 324 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Lincoln to Barton, called the Old-street, and comprises by measurement 3040 acres: there are quarries of good limestone, which is raised for building, burning into lime, and for the roads. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 17. 6., and in the patronage of the Earl of Scarborough, who is impropriator: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £340, and the impropriate for £500; there are 7 acres of glebe. The church contains a sumptuous monument to the memory of Sir Christopher Wray, Knt., lord chief justice in the reign of Elizabeth.

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

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