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GRAFHAM

[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"GRAFHAM, a parish in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 2½ miles north-west of Buckden, and 8 from St. Neot's, its post town. The Offord station on the Great Northern line of railway is 4½ miles south-east of the village. The hamlet of Perry is in the southern part of the parish The tithes were commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1780. The village is small, but neatly built. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £199. The church is an ancient edifice of noble appearance, with good spire. It is dedicated to St. Mary, or, according to others, to All Saints. The parochial endowments, arising partly from town lands, produce about £50 per annum, and are applied to the relief of the poor and repairs of the church. There is a free school. Lady 0. B. Sparrow is lady of the manor. A pleasure fair is held at Midsummer.

"EAST PERRY, a hamlet in the parish of Grafham, hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 3½ miles south-east of Kimbolton.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2010

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