Lockington (St. Nicholas)

LOCKINGTON (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Shardlow, hundred of West Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 10 miles (S. E.) from Derby, on the road to Leicester; containing, with the township of Hemington, 617 inhabitants. The navigable river Trent flows along the northern, and the Soar along the eastern, boundary of the parish, at the north-east angle of which they form a junction. The area of the township of Lockington is 1729a. 3r. 17p.: the soil is a mixture of clay and gravel; the surface is hilly. Lockington Hall, a handsome mansion with tasteful pleasuregrounds and commanding picturesque views, is the property of John Bainbrigge Story, Esq., who is sole proprietor of Lockington. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 7. 3½.; net income, £149; patron and impropriator, Mr. Story. The church is an ancient structure. There are a few small charities.

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

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