Mareham-Le-Fen (St. Helen)

MAREHAM-LE-FEN (St. Helen), a parish, in the union and soke of Horncastle, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 5½ miles (S. by E.) from Horncastle; containing 713 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 2000 acres of land, much improved by draining. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 10. 10.; net income, £355; patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1805; the glebe altogether comprises 313 acres. The church is an ancient structure in the decorated English style, and contains many interesting details. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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