Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MISSON

MISSON, a village and a parish in the district of Doncaster; the village and most of the parish in Notts, and part of the parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands on the river Id-le, near the Misson Levels or Car, 1½ mile E of the boundary with Yorkshire, 2¼ WSW of the boundary with Lincolnshire, and 3 ENE of Bawtry r. station; and has a post office under Bawtry. The parish contains also the hamlet of Newington. Acres of the Notts portion of the parish, 6,129. Real property of the whole, £7,898. Pop., 803. Houses, 191. The area of the Lincolnshire portion has not been separately ascertained. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged once to Mattersey priory, and belongs now to R. Hett, Esq. Misson Levels or Car is part of a wide and entirely flat plain, extending into Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, once covered with water, and now intersected by numerous drains or canals; and a base-line of the Trigonometrical survey was measured on it. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £359.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a pinnacled tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and an endowed school with £66 a year.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Misson AP/CP       Lincolnshire AncC       Nottinghamshire AncC
Place: Misson

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