Hemington (St. Peter and St. Paul)

HEMINGTON (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Oundle, hundred of Polebrooke, N. division of the county of Northampton, 5½ miles (E. S. E.) from Oundle; containing 147 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the borders of Huntingdonshire, and consists of 1309a. 38p. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the family of Montagu, and is endowed with 100 acres of land, in lieu of tithes; net income, £70. The church, rebuilt in 1666, with the exception of the tower, which is of ancient date, is a small neat edifice, and contains some stone seats or stalls said to have been removed from Fotheringay church or castle. A school was endowed with £8 per annum, in 1619, by the Rev. Nicholas Latham. The remains of antiquity are a square encampment in a field called Elland's Pasture, and part of an old manor-house, in which is a fine mantelpiece of stone.

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

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