Manton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutlandshire.
Parish church: St. Mary; St. Hibald
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1573
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1701
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
MANTON, a village and a parish in Oakham district, Rutland. The village stands on an eminence, adjacent to the Syston and Peterborough railway, near the river Gwash, 3½ miles SSE of Oakham; and has a station on the railway. The parish comprises 1,290 acres. Real property, £2,410. Pop., 274. Houses, 62. The manor belonged to Clugny abbey and the Beauchamps. A tunnel, nearly a mile long, takes the railway through Manton hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £102. Patron, E. W. Smyth, Esq. The church stands on a height in the centre of the village; is an old building, with bell turret; and was restored in 1854. A chantry was founded, in the time of Edward III., by W. Wade; but has disappeared.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
MANTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland, 3¼ miles (N. E.) from Uppingham; containing 272 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1150 acres, of which 150 only are arable, and the remainder pasture. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £10; net income, £73; patron and impropriator, E. W. Smyth, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land in 1772. A college or chantry was founded here in the 25th of Edward III., by William and John Wade, for a master and two brethren, whose revenue at the Dissolution was valued at £22. 18. 6.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Civil Registration District: Oakham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Rutland
Poor Law Union: Oakham