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This extract is from "Samuel Lewis Topographical Gazeetter - 1831"

CATWORTH (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of LEIGHTONSTONE, county of HUNTINGDON, 4 miles (N. by W.) from Kimbolton, containing 529 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 37.16.10½., and in the patronage of the Principal and Fellows of Brasenose College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard. Sir Wolston Dixie, who was lord mayor of London in 1585, and a considerable benefactor to Emanuel College, Cambridge, having also founded a free school at Bosworth, in Leicestershire, was born here.

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