STOKE-GOLDINGTON, in the hundred and deanery of Newport, lies on the borders of Northamptonshire four miles and a half from Newport-Pagnell, in the road from that town to Northampton. There were anciently two manors, or moieties of manors, in this place; both of which are now the property of Miss Wrighte of Gothurst: one of these has passed by the same title as Gothurst; the other was anciently in the Peverells, whose heiress married into the family of Barentine: in 1344 it was given by the Barentines to the prior and convent of Ravenston. After the reformation, this estate became the property of the Mulso family; since which time it has passed in the same manner as the other estate. Miss Wrighte is patroness of the rectory, which was consolidated with Gothurst in 1736. The parish has been inclosed by an act of parliament passed in 1770, when an allotment of land was assigned to the rector in lieu of tithes &c. There is no charity school or alms-house in this parish.
Eakley, now united to Stoke-Goldington, was formerly a distinct parish, and had a chapel which was served once a month. There are two manors in Eakley; one of these, called Wolf's-fields, was purchased of the late Lord Winchelsea by the trustees of Dr. Busby's charities. Miss Wrighte's manor of Stoke is held under this manor by a quit rent of 2s. 4d. per annum. The other manor, called Eakley-Lane, was many years in the family of Lane, and is now held in trust for the representatives of the late Charles Lane, of St. Thomas street, Southwark, by Henry Cline esq. Another manor near Stoke-Goldington, called Gorefields, is extra-parochial; it is now the property of Miss Wrighte, whose father purchased it of the Wilkinsons.
[Correction/Addition at the end of Magna Britannia states "The manor Eakley-Lane was sold, in 1804, to Sir Robert Gunning bart."]