[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"DIDDINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Toseland, in the county of Huntingdon, 4 miles north of St. Neot's, and 1½ mile south of Buckden. It is situated on the river Ouse, and contains the hamlet of Boughton. The village consists of a few scattered houses along the Great North Road. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £134, in the patronage of Merton College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Laurence, was erected about the middle of the 14th century. There is a free school. George Thornhill, Esq., is lord of the manor, and a deputy lieutenant of the county. The tithes were commuted for land and a corn rent, under the Enclosure Act of 1797."
"BOUGHTON, a hamlet in the parish of Diddington, hundred of Toseland, in the county of Huntingdon, 3 miles to the north of St. Neot's. It is on the west bank of the river Ouse. The Great Northern railway passes near Boughton."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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