Martin (St. Michael)

MARTIN (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Horncastle, S. division of the wapentake of Gartree, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 2¼ miles (S. W. by S.) from Horncastle; containing 58 inhabitants. The parish is intersected by the Horncastle canal, and comprises by measurement 764 acres, of which 100 are moorland. On the moor are the remains of an octagonal turret sixty feet high, supposed to have been built by the Lord Treasurer Cromwell as an appendage to the castle of Tattershall; from the summit, to which is an ascent by a winding staircase, is an extensive view of the surrounding country. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 4. 2., and in the gift, alternately, of John E. Oldham and W. Gilliat, Esqrs.: the tithes have been commuted for £143. In the neighbourhood is Woodhall Spa.

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

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