Holywell (St. John the Baptist)

HOLYWELL (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of St. Ives, hundred of Hurstingstone, county of Huntingdon, 2 miles (E. by S.) from St. Ives; containing, with Needingworth, 959 inhabitants. The river Ouse runs through the parish. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £30. 6. 3.; net income, £528; patron, the Duke of Manchester. The church stands on a hill, at the foot of which is a spring of excellent water, called the Holy Well, formerly held in great veneration.

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

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