Harlestone (St. Andrew)

HARLESTONE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Brixworth, hundred of Newbottle-Grove, S. division of the county of Northampton, 4 miles (N. W.) from Northampton; containing 639 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Northampton to Dunchurch, and comprises by measurement 2450 acres, whereof three-fifths are arable, and two-fifths pasture and woodland; the surface is undulated, and the scenery picturesque. Stone of good quality is quarried for building. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20. 9. 7.; patron, Earl Spencer; net income, £577, arising from an allotment of 323 acres of land made on the inclosure of the parish, in lieu of tithes: a glebehouse was erected in 1834, at the expense of the patron. The church is partly in the decorated and later English styles, and contains a crypt, sedilia, and a piscina. A school is conducted on the national plan. On Delves Heath are vestiges of an ancient fortification. Sir Salathiel Lovell, one of the barons of the exchequer in the reign of Anne, was buried here.

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

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