Garston, East, or Argastone (All Saints)

GARSTON, EAST, or Argastone (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Hungerford, partly in the hundreds of Wantage and Moreton, but chiefly in that of Lambourn, county of Berks, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Lambourn; containing 662 inhabitants. The parish comprises 4335a. 3r. 11p., of which 212 acres are waste land or common; the surface is pleasing, and in some parts richly embellished with wood. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £13. 6. 8., and in the gift of the Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford: the impropriate tithes, held on lease by Sir R. Burdett, Bart., have been commuted for £631, and the vicarial for £265. 16. 6.; the impropriate glebe comprises 134 acres.

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

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