Burrington (St. George)

BURRINGTON (St. George), a parish, in the union of Ludlow, hundred of Wigmore, county of Hereford, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Leintwardine; containing 230 inhabitants. This parish is one of the most northern in the county, being partly bounded on the east and north by Shropshire. It is situated on the banks of the river Teme, which is celebrated for its fine trout and graylings, and forms a beautiful feature in the diversified and interesting scenery of the district. The number of acres is estimated at 2580: the soil is a heavy loam approaching to clay; the surface is well wooded, and watered by many streams; the arable portion is elevated and undulating, but the meadows are flat, and frequently covered with water. The living is a discharged vicarage, endowed with the rectorial tithes, valued in the king's books at £5, and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £191. 7. 6. payable to the vicar, and £5. 12. 6. to the Bishop of Hereford; the glebe consists of 45 acres. The church is an ancient structure. A small school is supported by Mrs. Knight.

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

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