Edgworth (St. Mary)

EDGWORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Cirencester, hundred of Bisley, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 6 miles (N. W. by W.) from Cirencester; containing 149 inhabitants. This parish, which is separated from that of Abbot's-Duntsbourn on the east, and from that of Bisley on the west, by two small brooks that flow in parallel directions, comprises 1566a. 29p.; the surface is extremely hilly, the soil a light clay alternated with stone brash, and stone for building and for the roads is quarried. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8, and in the gift of Charles Greville, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £265; the glebe comprises 42 acres. The church is in the Norman style, with portions of later date.

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

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