Duntsbourn, Abbots (St. Peter)

DUNTSBOURN, ABBOTS (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Cirencester, partly in the hundred of Rapsgate, but chiefly in that of Crowthorne and Minety, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 5 miles (N. W. by N.) from Cirencester; containing 354 inhabitants, of whom 139 are in Duntsbourn-Leer tything. The parish comprises by admeasurement 2269 acres, about two-thirds of which are arable, and the rest pasture. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £13; net income, £300; patron, D. Mesman, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1777.

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

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