Elmley-Lovett (St. Michael)

ELMLEY-LOVETT (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Droitwich, Lower division of the hundred of Halfshire, Kidderminster and W. divisions of the county of Worcester, 4 miles (E. by S.) from Stourport, containing 381 inhabitants. The parish is intersected at its east end by the road from Droitwich to Kidderminster, and crossed from north to south by a stream which falls into the Salwarp. It consists of 2179 acres of a rich and fertile soil, and 205 of common land or waste; the surface is rather hilly, and interspersed with wood. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £17. 2. 6.; net income, £527; patron, Christ's College, Cambridge. The church, which stands on elevated ground, has been lately built, on the site of the former edifice. A school is endowed with part of the profits of an estate which was bequeathed, at a very early period, for the benefit of the church and the poor, and now produces a rental of £131. 14. The place gives the title of Viscount to the Lygon family.

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

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