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

"GREAT STAUGHTON, a parish in the hundred of Toseland, county Huntingdon, 6 miles north-west of St. Neot's, its post town, and 3 south-east of Kimbolton. The parish is considerable, and divided into North and South side, comprising the hamlets of Staughton Highway, Great Staughton Moor, East and West Perry, Dillington, and Agden Green. The soil is chiefly clay and gravel. There are an extensive brewery and malting houses. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £450, in the patronage of St. John's College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient structure, with a square tower containing a clock and five bells. The interior contains several monuments and effigies. The charities, realised from some land and cottages, are distributed yearly to the poor in bread. The parochial school is situated in the churchyard, and is endowed with land and cottage property realising about £20 per annum, which is for the education of 12 boys for the term of three years. James Duberley, Esq., is lord of the manor of Beechampstead.

"DILLINGTON, a hamlet in the parish of Great Staughton and the hundred of Leightonstone, in the county of Huntingdon, 3 miles south-east of Kimbolton."

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




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