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ORTON-LONGUEVILLE

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

"ORTON-LONGUEVILLE, (or Overton-Longville or Orton-Longville), a parish in the hundred of Norman Cross, county Huntingdon; 2 miles south-west of Peterborough, its post town, and 1 mile from the Overton station on the Northampton and Peterborough railway. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the main road from Peterborough to Oundle, and is bounded on the north by the river Nen, on which is a wharf at bloodstone, about 2 miles distant. The manor anciently belonged to the Lovetofts, from whom it came to the Copes and Gordons. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. From Wisbeach to Northampton the river has been rendered navigable for barges. There are stone-quarries in which are found numerous fossils. The living is a rectory* with that of Botolph-Bridge united, in the diocese of Ely, joint value £332. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is an ancient structure, with a square tower containing two bells. The interior of the church, which has been entirely restored, contains an effigy of a Knight Templar, a Norman font, and several monuments of great antiquity. The parochial charities produce about £11 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, also another school supported by Lady Huntly. Horton Hall is the principal residence. The Marquis of Huntly is lord of the manor.

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

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