Eyford

EYFORD, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Stow-on-the-Wold, Upper division of the hundred of Slaughter, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 2½ miles (W. by S.) from Stow; containing 83 persons. It is situated on the road from Stow to Cheltenham, and comprises about 1400 acres. The inhabitants attend the church of Upper Slaughter. The Duke of Shrewsbury had a mansion here, now the property of N. Dolphin, Esq., in which he received a visit from William III.; and in a summer-house built over a cascade in the garden, but now destroyed, Milton is said to have written a part of Paradise Lost.

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

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