Kimpton

KIMPTON, a parish, in the union and hundred of Andover, Andover and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 5 miles (W. by N.) from Andover; containing, with the hamlets of Lower and Upper Shoddesden, 391 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £25. 12. 1., and in the gift of the Rev. Charles Randolph: the tithes have been commuted for £530, and the glebe comprises 50 acres. The church has been repaired, and much improved by the erection of a tower. Mr. George Soles, of Kimpton Lodge, bequeathed £200, to be vested in the funds for the benefit of the poor. The late Dr. Goodenough, Bishop of Carlisle, was born in the parish.

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

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