Husborn-Crawley (St. Mary Magdalene)

HUSBORN-CRAWLEY (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Woburn, hundred of Manshead, county of Bedford, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from Woburn; containing 656 inhabitants. It comprises 1500 acres; the soil is generally clayey, the surface for the most part hilly, and the low land a marshy moor. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9; net income, £46; patron and impropriator, the Duke of Bedford. The tithes were commuted for land in 1795. The church occupies an elevated situation, and has a tower eighty feet high.

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

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