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Great Gidding


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

"GREAT GIDDING, a parish in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 6 miles south-west of Stilton, its post town, and 12 north-west of Huntingdon. It lies close upon the borders of Northamptonshire. The stream known as Alconbury Brook passes through the parish. The estates formerly belonged to the Rockingham and Engaine families. The village is situated nearly in the centre of the parish. The soil is clayey, and of inferior quality. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £101. The church is an ancient structure with a lofty tower and spire, dedicated to St. Matthias. The charities consist of about £4 per annum for the poor, and some almshouses. The Baptists and Wesleyans have places of worship. There is a good school for both sexes, erected at the expense of Earl Fitzwilliam, who is lord of the manor.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013


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