Harringworth (St. John the Baptist)

HARRINGWORTH (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Corby, N. division of the county of Northampton, 3¾ miles (E. S. E.) from Uppingham; containing 358 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Welland, which partly separates it from Rutlandshire; and consists of 3332 acres, of a productive soil. The manor belonged to the barons De la Zouche, who, till within the last three centuries, resided here; and remains of their mansion are perceptible in the present manor-house. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £11. 15. 10.; net income, £205. 16.; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford. The church is a spacious and handsome structure in the decorated and later English styles; the screen and rood-loft between the nave and the chancel are still remaining, and in good preservation. A school in connexion with the National Society is maintained by some property bequeathed about a century since, and now yielding £70 per annum. Within the last few years, a lady has had her title as baroness De la Zouche, of Harringworth, allowed in the house of lords.

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

Navigation

Preface
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z