Blithbury

BLITHBURY, a hamlet, in the parish of Mavesyn-Ridware, union of Lichfield, N. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 8 miles (N. by E.) from Lichfield; containing 144 inhabitants. It lies on the north side of the parish, in the vale of the Blithe. Here Hugo Mavesyn settled in the reign of Henry I., and founded a church and priory. The priory was dedicated to St. Giles, and occupied by Benedictine monks; but no traces of it now remain.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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