HAILES, a parish, in the union of Winchcomb, Lower division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 2 miles (N. E. by E.) from Winchcomb; containing 120 inhabitants. Richard, Earl of Cornwall, afterwards King of the Romans and Emperor of Germany, in 1246, established a Cistercian abbey here, the greater part of which was destroyed by fire in 1271, but was restored by the founder at an expense of 8000 marks. It continued to flourish till the Dissolution, when its revenues were returned at £357. 7. 8.; there are still some remains. The parish comprises 1500 acres, of which about 250 are wood, and the remainder chiefly pasture. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Didbrook.