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[From Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1831.]

GOLDINGTON, a parish in the hundred of BARFORD, county of BEDFORD, 1¾ mile (N. E. by NE.) from Bedford, containing 496 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 8.9.4½., and in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The navigable river Ouse bounds the parish on the south. There is a lofty conical mound, the remains of an ancient fortification, called Castle hill. In the reign of Henry II., Simon Beauchamp founded a monastery in honour of St. Paul, and removed hither the Black canons of the priory of St. Paul's, Bedford; at the dissolution its revenue was estimated at 343.15.5.

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