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Thorpe-Malsor (St. Leonard)

THORPE-MALSOR (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Kettering, hundred of Rothwell, N. division of the county of Northampton, 2 miles (W. N. W.) from Kettering; containing 297 inhabitants. The parish comprises about 1000 acres: there are several quarries of red-sandstone, used for building. Thorpe-Malsor manor-house, a good building of the age of James I., and in the form of the letter H, is the seat of T. P. Maunsell, Esq., M.P. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 14. 2.; net income, £255; patron, Mr. Maunsell. The church is in the later English style, with a lofty spire, and contains memorials to the Maunsell family. Robert Talbot, an early English antiquary, was born here about the close of the fifteenth century.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.