Searching for "OVERSTONE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ABINGTON Northamptonshire Value, £200.* Patron, Lord Overstone. The church is early English, and contains tombs of the Berhards. Charities, £20. Imperial
    ASTON-ABBOTS Buckinghamshire Value, £143.* Patron, Lord Overstone. The church is good; and there are two dissenting chapels and a national school. Imperial
    BRIXWORTH Northamptonshire Overstone, Boughton, Pitsford, Brington, Harlestone Church-Brampton, and Chapel-Brampton, and the extra-parochial tract of Althorp. Acres, 59,926. Poorrates Imperial
    FOTHERINGHAY Northamptonshire Overstone's. A castle here was built, in the time of William the Conqueror, by Simon St. Liz, second Earl Imperial
    GROVE Buckinghamshire among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £73. Patron, Lord Overstone. The church is good. Imperial
    LODDINGTON Northamptonshire Overstone. The Hall, or old manor-house, is a beautiful Tudor edifice. The living is a rectory in the diocese Imperial
    MIDLOE Huntingdonshire property, £849. Pop., 47. Houses, 7. About two-thirds belong to J. Duberly, Esq., and the rest to Lord Overstone. Imperial
    NORTHAMPTON Northamptonshire Overstone; of St. Giles, Simeon's Trustees; of St. Sepulchre, the Rev. W. Butlin; of St. Andrew and St. Katherine Imperial
    NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, or Northampton Northamptonshire Overstone Park, Peterborough Palace, Watford Court, Ashby Lodge, Courteenhall Hall, East Carlton Hall, Horton Hall, Milton House, Parkview, Stanford Hall Imperial
    Overstone Northamptonshire Overstone , par., in co. and 4½ miles NE. of Northampton, 1940 ac., pop. 181; P.O., called Overstone Road; Overstone Bartholomew
    OVERSTONE Northamptonshire Overstone mounted rifles. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300.* Patron, Lord Overstone. The church Imperial
    PAXTON (Little) Huntingdonshire Overstone. Paxton Park is the seat of Sir W. Booth, Bart.; and Paxton Hall, of R. A. Reynolds, Esq. There Imperial
    PIDDINGTON Northamptonshire Overstone. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the p. curacy of Horton, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church Imperial
    PITCHLEY, or Pytchley Northamptonshire Overstone. P. Hallwas a fine old seat of the Knightleys; became the head-quarters of the P. hunt, afterwards removed Imperial
    SOUTHOE Huntingdonshire Overstone. The living is a vicarage, united with Hail-Weston, in the diocese of Ely. Value, £288.* Patron, the Rev. J. R. Moorsom Imperial
    SYWELL Northamptonshire Overstone; and the village was rebuilt by him in 1861. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough Imperial
    WING Buckinghamshire Overstone; but the mansion of it has been taken down. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford Imperial
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