Littlington (St. Catherine)

LITTLINGTON (St. Catherine), a parish, in the union of Royston, hundred of Armingford, county of Cambridge, 3½ miles (W. N. W.) from Royston; containing 722 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 2200 acres, of which much the greater portion is arable. The soil is a light white loam, on chalk, and has been much improved by draining; the surface is undulated, and the scenery good. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 13. 7.; patrons and impropriators, the Master and Fellows of Clare Hall, Cambridge. The great tithes have been commuted for £550, and the vicarial for £225; the impropriate glebe contains 34½ acres, and the vicarial 8¾. The church is principally in the early, with some insertions in the later, English style. A Roman cemetery has been discovered, whence many cinerary urns and other ancient vessels have been obtained; and several Saxon coins, principally of the reign of Burhred, have also been found.

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

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