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CONINGTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

[Transcribed information from Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer of England - 1750]
(unless otherwise stated)

"CONINGTON, (Huntingdonshire) near Stilton, at the head of the r. which forms Ug-Meer, Brick-Meer, and Whittlesey-Meer, has the plain relicks of an old castle; and is the seat of Sir John Cotton, Bt. whose ancestor Sir Robert, founder of the Cotton library, ordered a pool to be dug just by this T. wherein was found the skeleton of a fish, near 20 foot long, lying in perfect, silt, above 6 foot below the surface of the ground, and as much above the level of the fenns."

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2011]