Lockhay, or Locko

LOCKHAY, or Locko, a chapelry, in the parish of Spondon, union of Shardlow, hundred of Appletree, though locally in the hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 4½ miles (E. N. E.) from Derby. Here was an hospital of the order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, and subordinate to a house in France: in the reign of Edward III. it was seized by the crown, and given to the Society of King's College, Cambridge. Locko Hall is a large mansion in a well-wooded park of 240 acres.

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

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