Huntingdonshire -

GRANSDEN (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of TOSELAND, county of HUNTINGDON, 7¼ miles (S.E. by E.) from St. Neot's, containing 545 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £5.7.3½., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Clare Hall, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. There is a place of worship for Baptists. A school-house was built by subscription in 1664, and endowed under the will of the Rev. B. Oley, then vicar; and in 1819 a house was erected for the master. Throughout this parish are scattered many diluvial remains, con-sisting of primitive and secondary rocks, and fossils of almost every description, mineralized wood and vegetables, the vertebrę of the Ichthyosaurus, &c.

[Extracts from Samuel Lewis's Topographical Gazeetter, 1831]

Great Gransden

 

GRANSDEN (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of TOSELAND, county of HUNTINGDON, 7¼ miles (S.E. by E.) from St. Neot's, containing 545 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £5.7.3½., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Clare Hall, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. There is a place of worship for Baptists. A school-house was built by subscription in 1664, and endowed under the will of the Rev. B. Oley, then vicar; and in 1819 a house was erected for the master. Throughout this parish are scattered many diluvial remains, con-sisting of primitive and secondary rocks, and fossils of almost every description, mineralized wood and vegetables, the vertebrę of the Ichthyosaurus, &c.

[Extracts from Samuel Lewis's Topographical Gazeetter, 1831]

These are all views of trhe parish churh inside and out including the gates at the entrance to the churchyard.
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