Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FINESHADE

FINESHADE, a ville-chapelry in the district of Up pingham and county of Northampton; near the river Welland and the boundary with Rutland, 4½ miles SSW of Ketton r. station, and 8 NNW of Oundle. Post town, Duddington, under Stamford. Acres, 840. Real property, £920. Pop., 73. Houses, 15. An Angustinian priory was built here, in the time of King John, by Richard Engain, on the site of an ancient fortress called Castle Hymel; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Russells. Fineshade House now occupies the priory's site. The living is a donative in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, not reported. Patron,Kirkham, Esq.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a ville-chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Northamptonshire AncC
Place: Fineshade

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