Fingest, or Finghurst (St. Bartholomew)

FINGEST, or FINGHURST (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Wycombe, hundred of Desborough, county of Buckingham, 6 miles (N. N. E.) from Henley-on-Thames; containing 379 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 7. 11.; and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Wells: the tithes have been commuted for £186, and the glebe comprises 26 acres. The church exhibits remains of Norman architecture; the font is circular, and enriched with arches. There is a bequest in land, producing £15 per annum, by the Rev. Francis Edmunds, for teaching and clothing children.

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

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