"STEEPLE GIDDING, a parish in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 7 miles south-west of Stilton, its post town, and 10 south-east of Oundle. This was a seat of the Cotton family. The parish is of small extent, and the population wholly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £175. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £199. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient structure. It contains several monuments of the Cottons. Here is a day school for the children of the parish. J. Heathcote, Esq., is lord of the manor."