Limber Magna (St. Peter)

LIMBER MAGNA (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Caistor, E. division of the wapentake of Yarborough, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 5¼ miles (N. by E.) from Caistor; containing 480 inhabitants. The parish comprises 5026a. 3r. 19p.; the substratum is chiefly chalk of hard texture, which is burnt into lime for manure. A statute-fair is held on the first Monday in May. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9. 18. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £623; impropriator, the Earl of Yarborough: the tithes were commuted for land and corn-rents in 1812. The church was given in the time of Henry II., by Richard de Humet, constable of Normandy, to the Cistercian abbey of Aulnay or Aveny, in Normandy, the abbot of which established a cell here; this cell, at the suppression of alien priories, was sold to the Carthusians of St. Anne, near Coventry. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. The mausoleum of the Earl of Yarborough is in the parish.

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

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