Hayton (St. Peter)

HAYTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of East Retford, North Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 3 miles (N. E. by N.) from East Retford; containing 281 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the east bank of the river Idle, and comprises by admeasurement 2263 acres, of which 1517 are in the township of Hayton. A ridge of high land runs on the east of the village. On the west, at the distance of about one and a half mile, is the hamlet of Tiln, comprising about 746 acres, and in which was a church, long since gone to decay; the grounds in this part of the parish are low, and intersected by the Chesterfield canal. A small pleasurefair is held on the 6th of July. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £4. 15. 5.; patron, the Archbishop of York; impropriator, H. Barber, Esq.: the great tithes have been commuted for £178, and the small for £84; the glebe contains about 37 acres. The church is an ancient structure with a lofty tower: in the churchyard are three full-length stone figures, said to represent members of the family of Hayton, whose mansion stood near the vicarage-house. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.

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

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