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Riseley

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

RISLEY, a parish in the hundred of STODDEN, county of BEDFORD, 5 miles (S.W. by W.) from Kimbolton, containing 790 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 8.7.6., and in the patronage of Lord St. John. The church is dedicated to All Saints. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists, and a Moravian establishment. A fair is held on Shrove Tuesday. Near Melchburne House, the seat of Lord St. John, are the remains of the old castle, from which the family derive their title.

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