Lillingstone-Dayrell (St. Nicholas)

LILLINGSTONE-DAYRELL (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union, hundred, and county of Buckingham, 4½ miles (N.) from Buckingham; containing 187 inhabitants. It comprises 2223a. 1p., of which 200 acres are arable, about 400 woodland, and the remainder meadow and pasture. The surface in some parts is hilly, commanding extensive prospects, and the lower grounds are watered by a brook; the soil is clayey and deep. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 9. 7., and in the gift of Richard Dayrell, Esq., whose ancestors have been patrons upwards of 500 years, and have resided here for eighteen generations: the tithes have been commuted for £278. 8. 6., and the glebe comprises one acre.

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

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