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

ROXTON, a parish in the hundred of BARFORD, county of BEDFORD, 4¾ miles (S.W. by S.) from St. Neot's, containing 537 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, united to that of Great Barford, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 10, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a place of worship for Independents. The river Ouse bounds the parish on the east.

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