Kirtling (All Saints)

KIRTLING (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Newmarket, hundred of Cheveley, county of Cambridge, 4¼ miles (S. E.) from Newmarket; containing 803 inhabitants. It comprises 3016 acres by measurement. The soil is a stiffish clay, favourable to the growth of grain; the greater portion is arable land, and there is some good pasture. The surface is generally flat, though in some parts elevated. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £10; net income, £70; patron and impropriator, the Marquess of Bath. The church is principally in the Norman style, and contains various monuments of the noble family of North, whose ancestor, Edward, Lord North, erected a sepulchral chapel adjoining the chancel. Here is the gateway of a mansion which belonged to the Norths, and in which Roger, second Lord North, entertained Queen Elizabeth.

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

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