Byton (St. Mary)

BYTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Knighton, hundred of Wigmore, county of Hereford, 4 miles (E. S. E.) from Presteign; containing 172 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 847 acres, of which 359 are arable, 400 meadow, and 88 woodland: there are also about 70 acres of common. It is bounded on the north by the river Lug, and intersected from north to south by the road between Leintwardine and Kington. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5, and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £115.

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

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