Glympton (St. Mary)

GLYMPTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Woodstock, hundred of Wootton, county of Oxford, 4 miles (N. by W.) from Woodstock; containing 119 inhabitants. The parish derives its name from the small river Glyme, which has its source in the hills near Chipping-Norton. It comprises 1231a. 2r., whereof 899 acres are arable, 138 meadow and pasture, and 115 woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 16. 0½., and in the patronage of Mrs. Elizabeth Way: the tithes have been commuted for £250. 1. 6., and the glebe comprises 51 acres. The church is a small edifice, in the later English style.

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

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