Guyting, Temple (St. Mary)

GUYTING, TEMPLE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Winchcomb, Lower division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 5 miles (E. by S.) from Winchcomb; containing 523 inhabitants, and comprising 5700a. 3r. 20p. Stone is quarried, chiefly for building purposes. There was a fulling-mill in the parish in the reign of Edward III., which is said to have been the first established in the county on the introduction of the cloth manufacture. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £94; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford. The tithes were commuted for land and corn-rents in 1804; there are 16 acres of glebe here, and 12 acres in the parish of Chipping-Norton, with a parsonage-house in good repair. The church, a small handsome edifice with a lofty embattled tower at the west end, was probably built by the Knights Templars (who possessed the manor in the thirteenth century), and is in excellent preservation.

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

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