Clifford-Chambers (St. Helen)

CLIFFORD-CHAMBERS (St. Helen), a parish, in the union of Stratford-upon-Avon, Upper division of the hundred of Tewkesbury, though locally in that of the hundred of Kiftsgate, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 2½ miles (S. by W.) from Stratford; containing 309 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the river Stour, and on the Birmingham and Oxford road, comprises about 2500 acres, nearly equally divided between arable and pasture; about twenty acres are gorse. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £18. 15. 7½ net income, £172; patron, the Rev. T. G. Tyndall; incumbent, the Rev. F. Annesley: the tithes have been commuted for £44. 12., and the glebe consists of 64 acres, and a glebe-house. The church is a small structure, with a south door of Norman architecture. A Sunday school is supported by a bequest of £10 per annum.

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

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